We all know Charles is a sucker for a nice pair of shoes. He is in boutique-hiding you gotta know the exact name, password, and the gateway keeper to meet the man that can offer you the most exclusive kicks that none of your friends or enemies will ever get. Matter of fact, your possession of these shoes will turn your friends into enemies. What only Charles’ closest compadres know is that Charles has a taste for everything exclusive and sexy.
Charles wants to live in the excessive of exclusive goods. The uniqueness of owning worthless artifacts of trend setting culture drives my ambition towards limitless wealth. I have a Ricky Schroder meets Richie Rich complex. I want to have a house of unnecessary cool stuff and a bitch named Dollar, who helps me plow through monetary deficient dilemmas in extraordinary life. As you just read, I did not say, “…helps me plow through monetary deficient dlilemmas in ordinary life,” I clearly said, “…extraordinary life.” I’m not one for the ordinary. So, if ordinary is in your description of life, then you will not relate to the focus of this blog. Now, back to things under the feet as shoes. Now, I want something for my shoes like a car. See, shoes are designed and used to improve transportation/mobility of the user. So, is it hard to think that a car is the same as shoes? Both are transportation. And, both can lure unsuspecting women to your side.
If I had to choose two cars, one for each foot, are
Tesla Motors Roadster (http://www.teslamotors.com)
When you build a car that’s electric, you start with one built-in advantage: Electric cars just don’t have to be as complex mechanically as the car you’re probably driving now. Sophisticated electronics and software take the place of the pounds and pounds of machinery required to introduce a spark and ignite the fuel that powers an internal combustion engine.
For example, the typical four-cylinder engine of a conventional car comprises over a hundred moving parts. By comparison, the motor of the Tesla Roadster has just one: the rotor. So there’s less weight to drive around and fewer parts that could break or wear down over time.
But the comparison doesn’t end with the counting of moving parts. The engine and transmission of a conventional car also need lubricating oils, filters, coolant, clutches, spark plugs and wires, a PCV valve, oxygen sensors, a timing belt, a fan belt, a water pump and hoses, a catalytic converter, and a muffler — all items requiring service, and all items that aren’t needed in an electric car.
The Tesla Roadster’s elegantly designed powertrain consists of just the four main components discussed below. Mind you, these aren’t “off-the-shelf” components, and each includes innovations, both small and large. But when you build a car from the ground up, you have the luxury of questioning every assumption — and to distill as you reinvent.
Morgan Motor Company Life Car
The Morgan LifeCar is a concept car due to be launched at the Geneva Show in March 2008. The LifeCar’s purpose is to demonstrate that a zero emission vehicle can also be fun to drive. The combination of performance, range and fuel economy will allow a sporting driver of the future to demonstrate a concern for the environment.
Going far beyond the incremental adaptation of traditional car designs as seen in current hybrid vehicles, it will demonstrate that a new step in vehicle architecture is enabled by the use of a fuel cell hybrid power train. The approach is one of whole system design in which the architecture is generated from the characteristics of the fuel cell, in a light-weight vehicle coupled with a high hybridization level. This combination will minimise the fuel cell cost and provide the fuel economy for a 200 mile range. An objective of the project is to lower the entry barriers for a vehicle powered by a hydrogen fuel cell.
Core to the success of the project will be collaboration between partners to achieve system-level innovation in the design. The collaborators are Oscar Automotive, Cranfield University, QinetiQ, Oxford University, Linde AG and Morgan Motor Company.