Question by Sweet n Sour: Did you see those Huell Howser programs on electric cars and bio fuels?
They were 2 separate episodes. In the first one he showed a documentary film called something like Who Murdered the Electric Car, and it showed how the electric cars were so efficient, requiring no oil changes and maintenance other than tire checks every 7,000 miles, that GM did a mandatory recall of ALL of them. It showed how they make so much money off of parts and services, that the electric car was bad business to both the oil companies and to the car manufacturers. They went to every single person who had purchased them, towed them away and took them to a location where the brand new cars were all destroyed despite protests from the owners. In the program Huell went to a car museum where they gave him a ride in a Hybrid car similar to what they have today, but it was invented in 1915! They also had an electric car which we don’t even have today. They stopped producing them because it was more profitable to make oil based ones that have carburators and require oil changes, to make more money off.
GM is now going to reintroduce the electric car at the end of this year only because Toyota, who GM has been withholding the battery patent from, has finally invented a battery on their own so they are going to go ahead and start releasing them. But unfortunately both GM and Toyota have signed deals with the oil companies in which they won’t make them 100% electric like the ones GM had released in 2002 and recalled, but instead a hybrid of fuel and electric which sucks!
In another of his shows he had this guy who puts vegetable oil straight into his Diesel car. It is 100% natural. No oil or gas is used. He said the technology was invented in the 1880’s but the oil companies didn’t allow their production. He goes around local restaurants, collects the oil they dispose after frying food in them in buckets once a month and has enough to fuel all his cars for free, based on vegetable oil.
Another car Huell was driven in at the museum was a 1925 steam car. He rode it around the neighborhood like a regular car, but it was run only by steam from water. It required no oil, fuel or gasoline. You just put your hose in the car, and from the pressure of the steam (not sure how the physics works) it transports the car. That particular one used to belong to Howard Hughes and was made in CA in 1925. There’s another one that Jay Leno now owns he said. But again the oil companies made the car manufactures stop producing them, and it wasn’t profitable for the car manufacturers either since no parts would require maintenance or replacements other than the tires.
Answer by David M
They were very interesting,.
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