Comments on: Formula One goes green? http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2007/07/27/formula-one-goes-green/ Global environmental challenges Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:14:55 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Barry Bernsten http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2007/07/27/formula-one-goes-green/comment-page-1/#comment-335748 Thu, 17 Jul 2008 02:30:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/2007/07/27/formula-one-goes-green/#comment-335748 A fundamental change in our driving habits is now required.

The Automobile Industry is going to be in the same position as the Airline Industry in the next few months. Unless we get away from gas combustion vehicles, including Hybrids, the automobile industry (as we know it) will die.We need to make drastic moves. America needs to move to ELECTRIC. The vehicles are not as fast, not always as fun to drive, but the move will save Americans money (Billions) and help bring change to our automotive companies. Let’s “Be Green”!!!!!!!!!!!! BG Automotive Group Ltd. has a car that will travel 80-100 miles per charge for $15,995. Finally a car that most Americans can afford. Did you know that 80% of all drivers, drive less than 50 miles per day? This new car will cost an equivalent of $0.20-0.25 cents/gallon (depending on electricity rates in your area). Why send $700 Billion per year to OPEC (now buying up U.S. companies) when we can use this money for our schools, health care, social security for all Americans, etc, etc, etc. We can make the difference if WE change.

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By: ruckrover http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2007/07/27/formula-one-goes-green/comment-page-1/#comment-287363 Mon, 03 Sep 2007 09:52:59 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/2007/07/27/formula-one-goes-green/#comment-287363 Electric cars are the way to go. Everyone should see the DVD documentary “Who Killed The Electric Car?”.

The idea that electic vehicles are golf carts is an erroneous myth perpetrated by car makers and big oil. Electric cars have a torque of 95% (losing just 5% of energy to heat and noise) compared with petrol/gas cars torque of 20% to 30%. Tesla motors, a start up electric car company, have made a sports car that beats the fastest Porsche in terms of acceleration. The internal combustion engine is a dinosaur that should be extinct but is kept alive by vested interests.

F1 would be truly environmental if it started an electric car version of F1. Very quickly they could dispense with the usual internal combustion engine version. New battery technology means the cars would go far enough for a race. The cars would have better acceleration. Petrol heads may miss the fumes and the roar, but the quieter and faster zoom and zip would be just as breathtaking.

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By: Claudia http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2007/07/27/formula-one-goes-green/comment-page-1/#comment-227045 Sat, 28 Jul 2007 07:28:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/2007/07/27/formula-one-goes-green/#comment-227045 I think Peter has missed the point. If the people who run F1 start talking openly about better fuel efficiency, CO2 emissions and climate change, they’ll be reaching a huge audience of people who until now haven’t given a second thought to global warming. As much fuel as the cars use — and the mileage is indeed atrocious — the truth unfortunately is you can take all the fuel all 22 cars use all season and it still would be LESS than a single 747 will use for a single round trip flight from Europe to North America. Those are the sad facts.

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By: Peter http://blogs.reuters.com/environment/2007/07/27/formula-one-goes-green/comment-page-1/#comment-226664 Fri, 27 Jul 2007 20:44:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/2007/07/27/formula-one-goes-green/#comment-226664 You do realize this is a form of disinformation?
The reductions mentioned amount to 0.05%… 7% of 40 tons = 2.8 tons – out a total of 5540 tons. Come back to this topic when significant reductions have been achieved, say about 25% (1200 tons). This should happen around 2025…

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