Monday, June 30, 2008

At least it will be a quieter world...

Albeit more expensive. I had imagined plug-ins to be the eventual compromise our energy situation would force, just not this fast.
In less than 7 years, Mercedes-Benz plans to ditch petroleum-powered vehicles from its lineup. Focusing on electric, fuel cell, and biofuels, the company is revving up research in alternative fuel sources and efficiency. [More]
Still, as a proponent of using less oil as a solution to our increasingly snarled energy-political-economic problems, this classifies as hopeful news.

I'm still trying to dope out what combines will look like, though.

1 comment:

Ol James said...

Have you seen the Dickies Workwear commercial?? The one where the farmer is on the side of the road working on his truck in his overalls. Take note of the field operations behind him. Then they fast-forward to the future and the farmer is working on his hover craft. Be sure to note the combines in the field again.