Zero Emissions Motoring
The full sensation of driving a zero emissions vehicle down a leaf covered road in the morning mist with oak trees lining the roadway is not the future, it is now. The car pictured to the left is the GEM e2 from Global Electric Motorcars (A Chrysler Company) which is an excellent within city commuter and very affordable (see the Transportation Category this Site for more details).
Then there is the electric supercar, the Tesla Roadster, with acceleration times of 0 to 100 kph (62 mph) in approximately 4 seconds (see the theirEarth Motoring category in this site) that launches you into an environmental style that already has a long waiting list. theirEarth will try to arrange a test of this supercar for an upcoming issue, but all the specifications appear world class.
Its just a matter of time before the Formula 1 cars will be fueled by either hydrogen, hydrogen fuel cells or be battery electric powered. There is no better platform to develop new automotive technology than in F1 Racing.
Already there are many choices available for the consumer to purchase an electric car. If you review the Motoring section of this site you will find the full selection. There is the Tesla Motors Roadster (San Carlos, California) with more models on the way, Phoenix Motorcar's (Ontario, California) electric fleet vehicles, Zenn Motorcars (Toronto, Canada) electric commuters, Global Electric Motorcars - A Chrysler Company (Fargo, North Dakota),offering a full range of city transport vehicles, Venturi Automobiles (Fontvielle, Monaco) offering a full collection of solar-electric hybrids, and many others that theirEarth is in search of.
Soon, Honda will offer a mass produced Fuel Cell vehicle (the FCX Concept) for limited introduction in 2008 for the Japanese and California marketplace. Mercedes-Benz is also working on a Fuel Cell vehicle called the F500 although no formal commercial release date has been announced to our knowledge.