[DMCForum] Re: the EV1... vs Diesel
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[DMCForum] Re: the EV1... vs Diesel

I'm with you guys.

Biodiesel, the fuel of the future.  High energy density, low flash
point, renewable, technology is improving rapidly.

And congrats on the Insight.  I've always wanted one.  They are great.


--- In DMCForum@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Ryan Wright" <ryanpwright@...> wrote:
> Bill, I want to see biodiesel, too. I love diesels. I have a 40 foot
> coach with a 475hp diesel V8 and a diesel genset. Bio is more
> expensive than regular diesel, though, and I'm not an environmentalist
> so you won't catch me paying more just to "save the trees." But I'll
> switch to bio in a heartbeat if they will sell it to me cheaper than
> regular diesel.
> Martin, I'm sure you folks have diesel cars over there that are better
> than my Insight. You show me where I can buy one for less than the
> cost of my Insight and have it legal over here and I'll do it. Until
> then, this is absolutely THE most economical, mass produced vehicle
> that's easily available here in the U.S. and I plan to drive mine into
> the ground or until something better this way comes. ;-)
> -Ryan
> On 9/11/07, content22207 <brobertson@...> wrote:
> >
> > As much as I hate to agree with Martin, I think biodiesel is the fuel
> >  of the future. Alcohol fuels just aren't economically viable. I don't
> >  think battery limitations will ever be overcome for EV's.
> >
> >  Don't get me wrong: I love gasoline combustion. I prefer its
> >  characteristics over diesel. I will miss it when it's gone (assuming
> >  that happens in my lifetime).
> >
> >  But the future lies in vegetable oil.
> >
> >  And rail transit.
> >
> >  Bill Robertson
> >  #5939
> >

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