The availability of partial zero emissions vehicles (PZEVs) and full zero emissions vehicles (FZEVs) is here to stay. Despite increasing interest in these types of advanced transportation, sales are not following. The last two manufacturing quarters of 2009 both of which had a decline in F-150 sales were particularly tough.
Why? Well, consumers limited dollars and cents per trip, to a finite fuel economy. They are not allowed to travel any farther per trip, resulting in pre-positioned inventory levels. And, that same limited stop-and-go lifestyle of the past few road trips is not likely to be the case in the future or the next few years.
PZEVs and FZEVs may be available now in some form, but it will be 2013 before they are in full-force production. The road trip is over and won’t be returning any time soon.
Fortunately, even in today’s economic climate, consumers reluctant to abandon their cars and trucks for anything but a greener, type of vehicle, and public relations ploy to convince everybody else to do the same. Thus, Detroit’s latest “Water Car” may be more wish than reality.
Water For Gas?
The Water Car is making some of the right moves. It is time for Detroit to start thinking about a sustainable future for the automobile, as well as for the entire region and for the entire state of Michigan. If we start producing and using heat and light from certain renewable resources as well as clean steam, then surely we will indeed begin to break away from these fuels.
The talk about these alternative fuels is certainly gaining traction as biodiesel, ethanol, kudapoker, electric and propane fueled cars, many of which burn vegetable oil, are being introduced onto the U.S. fueling grid. Many of these cars are being produced by Asian, European, and American-based automakers. Not only will alternative fuel cars increase the mileage in the U.S., reducing our trade deficit, but they will reduce our dependence on foreign oil.
The Water Car will certainly not be the end of our dependence on foreign oil, per se, but it will certainly make a dent in that dependency. Finally, after almost 4 decades of negligence, Michigan manufacturers will lead the way in producing a environmentally “sustainable” car that runs totally on Weight Transportation Fuel (WTE) and alternative fuels.
The status quo is shifting. American car manufacturers are finally examining what we are all already using and the reality is that it is junk. Cars that run entirely on WTE reduce fuel consumption by a whopping 50%!
As the Detroit Three combined, they have grown more than 80% larger than General Motors and Chrysler, and are now poised to take over GM’s post and even become the world’s largest automaker.
In 4 years, Suzuki, Honda, Hyundai and Toyota have been producing cars that run on WTE. These manufacturers have already plants in the United States, South America, Europe, and Asia. They are all larger than Daimler Chrysler, Ford, and Chrysler.
Meanwhile, Chinese companies like Chery and Geely are also making cars that run on WTE. In 2006, Chery has introduced itsseyou Rasheenwill soon be in the United States. The car should be fairly inexpensive and retail for about $30,000.
There are already testimonials from customers, as well as online testimonials that basically say, buy Hydrogen Energy Science! If you are interested, it is probably best to investigate the potential of WTE, as it is the future.