Skip to comments.American Electric Cars Head To Iceland
Posted on 12/02/2010 3:50:27 AM PST by VU4G10
Iceland, after making a big push toward hydrogen-powered cars just a few years ago, is now turning its focus to electric vehicles (EVs), and an Ohio company is a big beneficiary of the shift. AMP Holdings, based in suburban Cincinnati, has announced a five-year deal to sell 1,000 of its SUV electric conversions to Northern Lights Energy (NLE) of Reykjavik.
As AMP CEO Steve Burns explained in a press release, Iceland, with its vast geothermal resources, is perfect for EVs. Everything is present a low cost of electricity coupled with the high cost of gasoline, the inherent short commutes of an island community and the desire to reduce dependence on foreign oil, Burns said.
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This world has gone insane.
“Babylon hath been a golden cup in the LORD’s hand, that made all the earth drunken: the nations have drunken of her wine; therefore the nations are mad.” - Jeremiah 51:7
You can see the insanity - bailing out a misbegotten European Union with money (counterfeit) that we don’t have (our President admitted we were broke over a year ago) - trying to get everyone into electric cars that only go 40 miles, with a power grid that can barely make it through a long, hot summer. Where’s the sanity?
Mystery, Babylon the Great, continues to intoxicate the nations. She is very much alive and growing.
Iceland? You mean the first of the EU to go under? That will be a good market.
Are you saying America is Babylon or are you saying this evil progressive utopian vision shared by so many of the world’s elite is depicted symbolically by Babylon?
Iceland’s economy is in shambles.
They’re better off with Oxen and wagons.
Those batteries ought to do real well in the cold of Iceland. I guess since it is such a small country the average trip will probably be 100 yards or so. That might make them a good bet. In the worst situation maybe they can convert them to driving on putrid fish oil. Of course, somehow the US taxpayer will subsidize this insanity through the IMF or some other fools errand.
If the Ice-Islanders want to buy electric cars, fine. It increases American export, and we sure as heck don’t want em.
Have they not heard of high speed rail?
It is the saving technology of the entire human race.
As someone who lives in a cold weather environment, I have the same concern about cold weather and electric car batteries as you. I know that when I get up to go to work, I start the car and turn on the headlights (its dark when I go to work), the radio, the window defroster and the heater. I have a feeling that mileage for those e-cars will drop off precipitously with all of those services running off the battery. Also, at work the car sits for 8-10 hours before I'm ready to go home. If the e-car batteries are the same as any other rechargeable battery they will lose charge sitting out on a parking lot in subfreezing temperatures while I'm working.
Electric cars are really stupid in the U.S. because we've got large distances to travel and lots of oil (or would if the government got out of the way).
Iceland has to import all of its gasoline and diesel, has essentially free electricity from geothermal energy, and almost everyone lives and works on a small portion of the island. Electric cars are perfectly sensible in Iceland for economic reasons that have nothing to do with "green" enthusiasms. Sneering at Icelanders adopting electric vehicles is as irrational as calling for Americans to adopt them en masse.
Given the amount of heat available in Iceland from geothermal energy, I suspect there’s an easy solution there that wouldn’t be available in the colder parts of the U.S.
Not to worry.... while recharging at night a trickle will keep the battery warm, interior toasty and windshields frost free.
The northern latitude pack will only add $7,000 to the original cost and $4 per day to operational costs.
headlights , the radio, the window defroster, and the heater...in cold weather ?
Huh! That reminds me...whatever happened to the ‘Hydrogen economy’ we heard so much about? Inexpensive hydrogen was going to power cars and industry.
“Are you saying America is Babylon or are you saying this evil progressive utopian vision shared by so many of the worlds elite is depicted symbolically by Babylon?”
I’m saying that Mystery, Babylon the Great (Rev, 17:5) is a spiritual river that flowed out into history from physical Babylon and in the future will culminate in what the book of Revelation describes at the verses around the reference verse. At this stage (2010) it’s causing widespread group insanity.
It is a real spiritual force.
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