Is China Using The Opportunity of Electrifying Its Transportation Systems To Dominate 5G Market?

Why China is so intense in promoting electric cars over gasoline guzzled cars? I think there are more than a few incentives for China to promote electric cars over gasoline guzzled cars! The first incentive is so obvious that I don’t even need to talk about but I’m going to anyway.

Firstly, China has a very big pollution problem! Although China is no longer having the most polluted cities in the world since India is now taking over this top spot, nonetheless China is still seeing Chinese big, busied cities are being polluted by coal and gasoline heavy usages. The Chinese government has continually battled pollution by shutting down companies’ plants that rely on coals. Now, China pushes the pollution war ahead by promoting electric cars over gasoline cars. Meanwhile, China is heavily building more renewable energy sources such as wind farms, nuclear power plants, solar farms, and whatnot.

Secondly, China wants to control the auto industry market better since China got a bigger middle class than anyone else. This means China wants to see homegrown champions in car making and other automobile vehicles. This means China wants to have a stronger foothold in producing automobile vehicles, but the United States and Western countries are expert in making traditional automobile vehicles such as gasoline and diesel ones. Since China cannot compete directly against the West in making traditional vehicles, and so China is promoting electric vehicles to push homegrown automobile vehicle making companies to leapfrog the Western automobile companies in automobile technology through electric vehicles.

Thirdly, China knows that when there are more electric vehicles on the roads and highways, the transportation system needs to be upgraded to become more futuristic. For example, electric vehicles of the future could be driverless and so each of these vehicles needs to communicate with each other and also to the transportation system itself. This is why China is heavily pushing for 5G. With 5G technology through homegrown companies such as Huawei, China can push for electric, driverless vehicles and smart transportation systems without worrying about the feasibility of vehicle safety since 5G will speed up the data communication between the nodes/vehicles on smart, futuristic transportation systems.

I think China is using the 5G opportunity to push its transportation systems toward electric but also using the electric proliferation opportunity to fight pollution and dominating the telecom industry of tomorrow which is 5G. It’s a marriage that pushes the Chinese economy to higher ground in the coming months and years. This is why I think China is so protective of Huawei. Huawei is a leading 5G company in the world, and so I don’t think China will take it easy at all if anyone is going after this company. After all, China got a goal to meet — electrified Chinese transportation and telecom industries.

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Tesla Newest Electric Model S Shames Oil Industry

According to Yahoo’s article “Tesla Model S Will Be Faster Than A Porsche 911,” oil companies don’t want to let everyone knows electric car works more efficient and runs faster than regular car, but Tesla’s newest yet electric Model S has proved otherwise by running faster than a Porsche 911.  Tesla claims its newest yet Model S can go from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds.  If this is all true, Tesla has just shamed the oil industry!

Source:  http://autos.yahoo.com/news/tesla-motors-model-s-electric-sedan-will-be-faster-than-porsche-911.html

Car Owners To Sell Back Surplus Energy To Power Companies?

A wholesaler in the energy market is teaming up with University of Delaware to form a new company which aims to bring electric cars that allow car owners to sell back the surplus of electric generation to the power companies.  How are they going to do that is beyond my knowledge, but these folks seem to be pretty sure that they can bring this technology to the mass very soon.  According to professor Willett Kempton, who came up with the concept, says that 30% of all the cars in the United States use this technology will be able to produce the same capacity of all electric generation within the United States.  It’s a bold claim, but I like it.

Source:  http://www.delawareonline.com/article/20110927/BUSINESS/109270337/UD-NRG-team-tap-vehicles-energy?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Local

Futuristic Electric Motorcycle Known As Electric Tron Lightcycle Turns Heads

I know next to nothing about Tron (i.e., the movie) and its cult status, but a new Electric Tron Lightcycle is sure to be an ultimate ride for Tron’s fans.  OK, I admit, even people who don’t like Tron (i.e., the movie), they may still want to have a test drive on this sexy beast anyway.  Let talk about fashion.  The fashion is so futuristic and cool, but whoever drives this sexy beast definitely has to know he or she is doing yoga while driving.  For people who feel extremely uncomfortable in positions other than upright, this sexy beast is going to sweat these folks out for sure.

According to Gizmag.com, Electric Tron Lightcycle packs with 96 volt electric motor and lithium ion battery pack.  Cool but not practical since it’s taking a whopping 35 minutes to be recharged fully, and each charge has only 100 mile range.  Oh, by the way, riding this sexy beast at night will hypnotize people with its neon light body, that’s if the rider turns on the light on the sides.  Check  out the video right after the break to see Electric Tron Lightcycle in action.

Source:  http://www.gizmag.com/electric-lightcycle-parker-brothers/19897/

My Bad Days With Gas Lawnmowers Are Numbered, Going With The Electric Ones

My lawn has gotten worse since my lawnmower isn’t working for sometimes.  Thinking of hiring a lawn care service, but I surmise it will be expensive.  Some lawn care services will charge hefty price for first round of care even though your lawn is not excessively abandoned.  I know couple people are willing to cut my lawn for $35 to $40 a pop, but that too can become rather expensive if you think about long term.

So, what are my options?  Not much really, but I do have a plan!  You see, I’ve had so many gas lawnmowers that failed me more than I want to remember!  Searching Amazon, I see couple electric lawnmowers, some of them require cords and others don’t, are super affordable — I saw one that is in the price range of $350 plus, but not more than $390.  Batteries of some electric lawnmowers are rechargeable, and each battery could last for awhile before you need to replace it with brand new one.

My decision is that I’m going to buy an electric lawnmower.  I think my bad days with gas lawnmowers are numbered.  Of course, new bad days can begin by having bad time with electric lawnmowers, but that is still to be seen.

If it’s up to you, what do you think about gas lawnmowers vs electric lawnmowers?  Of course, we are comparing the two types of lawnmowers in general and not of specific models!  Just the underlying technology itself is what I’m interesting in!  Please leave out the greenhouse gas effect slashes global warming debate, because cutting grass twice a month, couple hours each time will probably not contribute much to the environmental problems, I think!  Hoping to listen in to some of your comments/debate about electric lawnmowers vs gas lawnmowers in the comment section!