Tuesday, June 24, 2008
McCain Plans to Offer $300 Millon Prize for Better Car Technology
In today's out of touch news, John McCain told a crowd at Cal State University that if he was elected President, he would propose a $300 million prize for anybody who could design some technology that surpasses the current electric/hybrid car technology on the market now.
First of all, better technology than the commercially available electric/hybrid stuff already exists (see Honda's new FCX Clarity car or the Tesla roadster), it just costs too much to build on a mass market scale or there's not enough of a support system to make the car available to everyone.
Secondly, new technology means new parts, new mechanics, and new stations to recharge/refill the car...all of which would probably cost billions.
That Tucker movie must've been on TV last night or something.