Rokman’s Hideaway


The Enviro Car Concept
March 25, 2007, 10:03 am
Filed under: Environment, Global Warming, Pet Peeves

It seems we are in a “catch 22” with this whole push on cleaning up the environment. The governments are suggesting funding to be received by the oil industry for development of cleaner fuel supplies and the car manufacturers to produce environmentally friendly vehicles.

The whole thing is the knowledge, the future is about to change. This scary, to the big wigs of the oil industry. Since the announcement of the grants I have seen the price of gas jump .10 per liter. Coincidence? Well some may argue that it is the problems in the Middle East. That is another story and side of it.

I think it is just another excuse to get money out of the people who have no choice to drive the gasoline vehicles now. Hmmmm. What is going on here?

The government is giving them money to produce better fuel and they are raising the prices of gas because it is not going to be in such high demand in the future. Does this mean they are purposely making it difficult to be able to afford the purchase of one of the new energy, environmentally friendly vehicles. Are they so afraid of the losses to their Billion dollar a year industry, that will occur because of the forced change over, they need to gouge at the pumps now.

I am not a rich man, I do not make a lot of money, the cost of living exceeds my income, so how can I afford a new enviro car? I would love to have a cost efficient environmentally safe vehicle. I wouldn’t even mind having a slower moving vehicle. New technology is expensive but suspicions have been around for years about the with holding of the release of new energy friendly vehicles due to the drop in consumption of the oil products. Only if there was a way to regenerate the energy that is with an alternator.

Well it is time to stop playing the games with the world we reside. Everyone needs the support to make the environment a better place. A little support to help with conversions much the same way they did when propane was introduced. Sending all vehicle owners across the country a cheque to convert their cars or guarantee loan approval to have the job done.

All in all it will mean less strain on the health issues with cleaner air to breathe. The car manufacturers are still predicting cars that consume oil products will be produced in 2010. Is it speculation the oil companies are are putting the pressure on the auto industry to keep building cars that are to use their supply. How long are we going to rape the earth of its resources. So much for relieving the pressure off of our health problems.

You would think the the government would be giving the manufactures the grants to produce mass amounts of environmentally friendly cars. Thus flooding the market, making them cheaper to build and sell. Then everyone could afford one.

The government is only giving 2000.00 off when purchasing a energy efficient and environmentally safe vehicle. That is peanuts when the starting price is usually more then some of the middle of the line gas vehicles. Now if these prices were starting between 10K-14K for Canadians, then the 2000.00 would be worth it as that would basically take care of the taxes. Here is a thought about other ways to get the message across. Put the 2000.00 towards conversions of existing cars. This in turn would put more people, who are not in the higher income bracket, behind the wheel of an enviro car.

The whole idea of change is to make everyone responsible for cleaning up the environment. What is going to happen is everyone who has the income to equip themselves with the new environmentally safe vehicles will be blaming those who are less fortunate for the pollution that will continue to be expelled into the air.

The money spent making sure every Canadian has an environmentally correct vehicle will save on energy, preserve the environment, and improve health situations across the country.



Woo Hoo for California
March 21, 2007, 6:45 pm
Filed under: Environment, Pet Peeves

Once again California is making it’s way to the headlines in pollution control, speed control and public safety all in one. Making way for electric cars on the freeways, speed limits lowered.

This move just may entice car manufactures to produce more of these electric machines slowing the world down a notch or two just may in the end allow everyone to breath and actually take in what they are witnessing and feeling. This kind of negates some of the previous issues that I had about raising gas prices and fast stoplights To a point.

It is still a problem and until more of the motor companies and city regulations change the way things are done and the way they are run then we will still have an up hill battle to get it right.

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