Galen Young wrote:I wonder if I got a bumper sticker saying: "Fueled by solar" or "Solar powered" would that be offensive to anyone since it is a hybrid and it does consume gasoline when it's battery is low?
Since we charge it from solar power can I call it "Solar powered"?
I have a fully electric pickup (conversion) it has a bumper sticker that says "Powered by 100% American made electrons", despite the fact that this isn't technically correct, nobody has ever complained about it to me.
Your vehicle IS solar powered, at least part of the time.
My opinions are barely worth the paper they are written on here, but hopefully they can spark some new ideas, or at least a different train of thought
My Prius Prime is powered by windmills. I guess they are spun by wind that maybe is moved around by the action of the sun?
"Hundreds of years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house I lived in or the type of car I drove... But the world may be different because I did something so bafflingly crazy that it becomes a tourist destination"
I recently watched a video of Toby Hemenway where he mentioned that either the average American or the average person is currently using 7 years worth of solar energy each day due to petroleum, burning up thousands of years of accumulated energy each year. At some point beyond our lifespans, people will be forced back to a nearly solar/wind level of power consumption, it will be a brave new world for sure!
I'm trying to pedal my way to work more often than I drive for a 2019 goal, but with the imminent danger of being run over by distracted/angry drivers already a persistent concern, I won't be adding a sticker of any kind to the back of my bike any time soon. The fewer reasons they have for hitting me with 5000 pounds of steel the better. I've been hit by a car once at maybe 20-25mph and the police thought I was walking at first, my bike was thrown so far down the road. California drivers are at a totally different level of crazy speed and a day doesn't go by without a critically injured motorcycle rider/car collision.
I'm not quite a lumberjack, but that's OK, I sleep all night and I dream all day; I'll coppice trees, I'll grow my food, and compost poo and pee! With a well and off-grid solar, it's a permies life for me! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FshU58nI0Ts
joke time: What is brown and sticky? ... ... ... A stick! Use it to beat this tiny ad!