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Obama Proposes $2-Billion Fund For Alternative Fuel Vehicles, No Mention Of Hydrogen

Obama Proposes $2-Billion Fund For Alternative Fuel Vehicles, No Mention Of Hydrogen

By  on March 15, 2013

 

“The only way to break this cycle of spiking gas prices — the only way to break that cycle for good — is to shift our cars entirely, our cars and trucks, off oil,”

So said President Obama during a speech in Illinois, where he outlined a plan to provide $200 million a year for 10 years to a fund that would promote the development of alternative fuel vehicles. The funds would be provided by royalties from oil drilling on the Out Continental Shelf.

 

One notable omission from his remarks was the absence of any mention of hydrogen vehicles.Using his noted flair for rhetoric, Obama laid out his vision petroleum-free future while ignoring the fact that multiple OEMs are gearing up for a big push into fuel-cell technology

We can support scientists who are designing new engines that are more energy efficient; support scientists that are developing cheaper batteries that can go farther on a single charge; support scientists and engineers that are devising new ways to fuel our cars and trucks with new sources of clean energy — like advanced biofuels and natural gas — so drivers can one day go coast to coast without using a drop of oil.

One insider suggested that the lack of love for hydrogen has been a result of “not invented here syndrome” that is a hold over of the Bush 43 administration. While Dubya was fond of hydrogen as an alternative fuel, Obama and former Energy Secretary Steven Chu are said to be unfriendly, bordering on hostile, to the idea of hydrogen fuel cells. Unfortunately, many feel that a government partnership with the private sector will be the key to a hydrogen infrastructure breakthrough – but those parties feel that this is more likely than a cost effective, right-sized battery pack capable for a 500 mile range.

Four Tips for Driving in the Rain

As you take the journey to your home, you may experience rainy conditions on the road, whether it’s a slight drizzle or a serious thunderstorm. Navigating through the wet weather requires you to take extra caution – here are a few tips for helping you drive through the rain. Here are Four Tips for Driving in the Rain from BuyCar123.com

Stay in the Middle

Most roads are shaped so there’s a slight incline leading up to the middle of the thoroughfare, so the water will drain down to the sides. BuyCar123.com recommends keeping your vehicle in the center of the road to avoid driving through large accumulations of water.

Go Easy on the Brakes

As you come to a stop, you should avoid putting immediate and forceful pressure on the brake, as this can cause your wheels to lock up. Combined with the wet roads, this can also cause your vehicle to skid. Instead, pump the brakes and only apply a slight bit of pressure. This makes it extra important to constantly look at the road ahead so you can begin stopping earlier.

Replace Wiper Blades

Wipers can get worn down, but you might not realize it until it rains and you have decreased visibility. Before you begin your journey, replace your wiper blades.

Keep Calm in Hydroplane

If your car begins to hydroplane, The Weather Channel warns against immediately braking or suddenly turning to correct your path. Instead, slowly take your foot off the gas pedal until you regain control. If you begin to skid, the source notes that you should take your foot off the gas pedal and try to steer the car where you want it to go. Don’t try to use the brakes if you don’t have anti-lock brakes, but if you do, steer into the skid.

If you feel your car is unsafe, then sell your car or buy a new one in and around Vancouver or Surrey and the lower mainland at BuyCar123.com

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Used Cars Burnaby

Used Cars Burnaby

 

When it comes to buying a used car in Burnaby, there’s more than just price to consider. Buying from a Registered Dealer comes with some significant advantages when compared to buying privately.

 

  • Dealers can provide warranties
  • Dealers offer after sale service
  • Dealers have a bigger selection to compare and contrast
  • Guarantee Against Stolen Vehicles
  • Financial Assistance
  • Lien Free Vehicles
  • Accept Trade-ins

 

At BuyCar123.com all dealers abide by numerous pieces of legislation such as the Consumer Protection Act and the Business Practices Act to name a couple.

 

Apart from this consideration, reputable car dealers often offer better pricing than private sellers when you factor in that the private seller simply sells “as is” whereas a repuatable dealer is going to have the vehichle throughally inspected and repair it accordingly. You’re also more likely to be more satisifed when buying from a dealer.

 

BuyCar123.com has over 17 years of experience in the Car Industry not just in Burnaby but in Vancouver and the lower mainland. We help you sell your car, buy, finance, insure, and offer roadside assistance.