The Future Of Driving

Brian Bailey talks about electric cars and the future of driving in his weekly blog post

BrianBlogBrian Bailey was recently named “On-Air Talent of the Year” at the 2013 Canadian Broadcast industry awards. Brian is now a co-host on “Indie Mornings with Brian, Matt and Candice.”

Do you ever feel guilty about driving? You know you’re contributing to air pollution while the gas station is sucking up your hard-earned money.

General Motors is developing a new electric car that’ll be cheaper and better than what’s available now. Currently the Chevy Volt costs around $42,000 and can go 60 km on a charge before it switches to the gas generator. The Nissan Leaf is a zero emissions vehicle but starts at $32,000 and can only travel 160 km with no gas option. This new electric car will cost around $30,000 and have a bigger battery that can go 320 km on a charge. That’s enough for a roadtrip.

Now if we can all connect our electric cars to solar-powered chargers we’ll be off the gas and off the grid. In the meantime, here’s how you can cook up some bio-diesel in your own backyard (and look like a character from Breaking Bad while doing it).