I’m off to Norfolk next week to take a look at the proposed body modifications and generally have a catch up with the team. I’m looking fwd to it.
Chassis has been lengthened, battery housing and transmission are now designed and under construction and we’re very slightly behind the estimated timeline, but still heading for Dec on the road. (more…)
I posted a couple of visions of garages of the future recently.
The first vision was of an internet café style ‘park and surf while you charge’ kind of thing. Looked cool, not a bad first stab, but on further examination – it wasn’t it.
The second vision is an abandoned, moss grown relic. The gist of this vision is that with modern battery ranges of 200 miles + and given that 99.5% of car journeys are less than 100 miles – all we need is some destination charging, in supermarket and public car parks, motorway services, that kind of stuff for long journeys and when we get caught short – and for the most part we’ll be able to plug in at home. We won’t need garages.
This raises the very important question – can the grid take it? (more…)
Hard on the heels of a record Olympics for the Brits…….:)
I’m off to Oz in a few days to join the Greenbird team and attempt to take the world land speed record – powered only by the wind.
Greenbird, the awesome looking craft in the picture above, we named as a nod to Donald Campbell and his historic Bluebird. We reckon the world is at a watershed, the age of fossil fuels is passing and we’re moving (back) to the age of renewable energy – Greenbird symbolises this perhaps better then anything else.
This blog is about answers to the big questions - how will we keep the lights on, what kind of cars will we drive (will we drive?) and how will we feed ourselves - in a post oil world, and a world where we can't afford to keep burning things and throwing things away. Energy, Transport and Food are the three big issues.