Swiss engineers believe they've developed an alternative, competitive technology to electric hybrids such as the popular Toyota Prius which could someday make hybrids more globally affordable. They are referring to something called a pneumatic hybrid.
Opinion - I had a thought yesterday. I was doing some research on future green technologies and something occurred to me. One of the limiting factors today in greener, battery-powered automobiles is their limited range. Another is expense. Most battery-only vehicles will get you about 75 miles, and hybrid solutions are very pricey. Still, 75 miles is enough to commute back and forth to work each day even with some extra driving thrown in. But, it's not really good for much else. So what's the solution? I think it might be an external, auxiliary source of power.
Opinion - The discussion and debate over the state of our nation’s
energy independence is in full swing. The Republicans are taking an
offensive approach and attacking the concepts that are involved in
Obama’s energy plan. Unfortunately, John McCain isn’t doing such a
great job at pronouncing his own energy plan’s name. With the concept
of offshore drilling becoming more popular and more acceptable among
the general public, it still has the candidates divided.