April 17, 2009 By Dale VinceFiled under: Transport, Wind Car
Video production: Tim Walter Associates Limited
Here’s our latest video. The big focus of this episode is design and, as you’ll see, it’s definitely taking shape.
I’m off to Norfolk next week to meet the Sun, they love the idea BTW, and nail down a few questions on detail (with the A team).
Couple more weeks after that I hope we might be having our first test drive, perhaps in episode 9 of 6 – but let’s see…. 🙂
Some really cool names keep coming in. Though I’m back to thinking maybe zero. But as somebody said here, I reckon I’ll need to see the finished thing and drive it – then I’ll know its name.
There’s been a lot of electric car stuff in the news lately, particularly today with the Government’s announcement of a £5k bung to EV buyers and other initiatives.
The thing that excites me most of all though is the fact that the government has come out and said we all need to be driving electric cars, they even use terms like ‘green revolution’ these days – that’s just amazing, so far from where we’ve been.
It makes me think the changes we need to make are all the more likely. We know the technology exists or will exist and we know we need to live sustainably – now we seem to have political will behind us.
Just need to re invent capitalism to be orientated to social and environmental outcomes rather than monetary ones – and we’re there…..
May 8, 2008 By Dale VinceFiled under: Transport, Wind Car
I was in Norfolk yesterday meeting the team that are building the car for us. We’ve reached the end of the feasibility phase (the donor car is in absolute pieces). We shot some more film on the day and now have enough to make a short promo to tout to the TV companies, to see if any of them want to follow the project from here – the building and testing of the car. Here’s a short clip to give an idea of where we’re coming from. See this other blog post for more info on the project.