this can all be done, and there has been the technology for total electric vehicles since the 50s, as well as hydrogen powered vehicles, but none of it will happen until all the oil is gone, the oil companies grease the politicians pockets heavily to see it that way. sorry, try again. better luck in the next life.
stokersmoker wrote:What I cant figure out is why the hell haven't we developed a steam powered vehicle that runs on coal, just like the old trains, but a much smaller scale?? Technology has come a ways since then. Make the trunk a hopper for a stoker system, and the gas tank where you store the water for steam. Yeah it takes a little longer to get coal fired up, but you mean to tell me we cant put some sort of super hot coil run by a car battery that will get so hot it lights the coal in a few seconds?? They make systems in kitchens that pull the oxygen out of a room to stop a fire in it's tracks. Why cant we do that to shut the car down in seconds also?? I mean, the other thing too is if I were to get into an accident with it, I'd much rather get pegged in the head with a few chunks of rice coal than to blow up with my on-board tanks of natural gas. It just boggles my mind. Here we are talking doom and gloom and history is knocking on our door saying "Hey stupid! Remember me? Yeah, maybe your grandfather was on to something, huh? Maybe I'm not so bad after all! You spoiled bastards were worried about a little dust and ash and left me for the oil. That "black gold" ain't looking too lustrus anymore, huh? Well I'm your answer! Combine old steam engine technology with stoker and clean coal technology, and voil la! No more oil price worries, no more supporting terrorism, no more economy crash!" What the hell is wrong with this country?