October 31, 2009

Green Cars Made by Better Place

Last night, NOW discussed Denmark and the culture of energy thrift that has transformed their country and economy. One way that Denmark is ahead of the curve is in acting on Shai Agassi's idea which makes electric cars a no-brainer.

In this TED video Agassi explains how he expects to see the transportation economy transform in the next 10 years through his company Better Place. He predicts that eMiles (the amount of electric energy to go one mile) which currently costs 8 cents per mile will drop to 2 cents per mile by 2020. And as he said, if the entire Pacific Ocean was transformed into oil it would still cost 40 cents for each mile driven on gasoline. Clearly this is an idea that can change the world.

Posted by Mary at October 31, 2009 07:21 PM | Energy | Technorati links |