Has anybody seen these popping up around Red Deer, or other Alberta Locations.
I think in Petrol Powered Alberta we had better take notice, these are the first faint whispers of the end of our oil economy.
Tesla Motors doesn’t really even have any significant production and they are already setting up charge station around North America. We are probably at least 5+ years from having a Tesla car that is even remotely affordable by the average person, current prices are starting in excess of $70,000 USD, but with a range of nearly 400 km/charge they are getting usable milage, and it will only go up over time.
Further Tesla announced today (May 1, 2015) that it is entering a Home Battery Back-up market with battery packs that are capable of running lights and appliances during power outages. The batteries are charged and topped up by solar panels. Again cost prohibitive for most in today’s market but Moore’s Law will see the price drop and capacity double about every 18 months or so.
Toyota is on record as saying that they don’t really like the idea of battery powered cars, due to limited range/charge but will be producing more of them as an interim bridge but is already moving towards hydrogen fuel cell cars, with productions starting on its first fuel cell vehicle this year.
The winners: The environment, Mankind, Low cost oil producers in the Middle East and other developing countries.
The Looser’s: Any country with expensive to produce oil. That includes Canada, The US, the UK and Norway, pretty much all off shore oil.