Think of Energy in a New Way


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I was asked to respond to the following statement. "Joseph, would you address the issue that electricity is a secondary energy source? While its use would lead to cleaner cars, it will still be necessary to generate the energy to be converted to electrochemical form. The Second Law of Thermodynamics says that energy is lost at each stage when we transform energy from one form to another. The heavy reliance upon personal vehicles will still demand a greater and greater consumption of energy. We will simply move the source of local pollution away from drivers, but how will [it] bring energy consumption down and minimize environmental destruction? "

First of all energy is found in many forms, many of which we name and think of as substantive, but they are not substantive. Electricity is equal to the movement of your hand, is equal to sun shine, is the heat coming off the highway, the differences are just spectral.

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Support Electric Drag Racing

If you think that going green in transportation is like doing acupuncture you’re wrong. If you think driving clean is like tasting nasty medicine you’re wrong again. If you think by going to an electric vehicle you can say good-bye to tinkering in your garage with your hot rod, you are wrong one more time. I bet you didn’t think you would ever be happy about being wrong about anything. Let me tell you, you’re going to be happy about being wrong about this. For the last 9 years the Electric Vehicle Association of Washington, DC, together with the National Electric Drag Racing Association have been putting together a show in Hagerstown, Maryland of what insaniac, electric gear heads, scientists and engineering departments can put together in their garages. <object width="445" height="364"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/HcwRKNM22LA&hl=en_US&fs=1&color1=0xe1600f&color2=0xfebd01&border=1"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/v/HcwRKNM22LA&hl=en_US&fs=1&color1=0xe1600f&color2=0xfebd01&border=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="445" height="364"></embed></object>

We are a group of individuals that have been pushing for electric vehicles as a clean and green option to buying dirty combustion engine vehicles for decades. To fight the false rhetorical argument that electric vehicles were nothing but slow moving glorified golf carts we have been putting on a demonstration of electric vehicle raw power for 9 years near Washington, DC. Our constant pushing speed records has made for some wonderfully exciting vehicles. Vehicles that you will not see anywhere else but in electric drag racing. Vehicles such as an eight mini wheeled electric only dragster. A few years ago we added an electric autocross. An autocross is a timed race where one vehicle at a time goes through a course set up with traffic cones. Our course is set up by the Sports Car Club of America and is certified by them. Hybrids are allowed to enter the race. We invite everyone in the Mid-Atlantic region to come and see this spectacular event on our tenth anniversary. We call the racing event the Power of DC, PoDC for short, and it will be running June 5th and 6th. The autocross will be held on the morning of the 5th at the Valley Mall in Hagerstown, Maryland and the drag race will be held at Mason-Dixon Dragway. This year is our 10th anniversary! We are looking for sponsors and I hope you will consider helping us make this event a reality. Saturday is the Autocross event at the Valley Mall, run by the SCCA. Sunday is NEDRA drag racing at the Mason Dixon Dragway. Here are the levels of sponsorship: $150 Name/logo/url on back of T-shirt Link in website $250 Name/logo/url on back of T-shirt Link in website Logo on homepage Logo on banner $500 Name/logo/url on back of T-shirt Link in website Logo on homepage Logo on banner Portion of event named after company/organization like "ABC Electronics AutoCross" We have four opportunities for $500 sponsors (AutoCross, Drag Race, Show and Shine, Generator rental - logo/name on generator) $1000 Name/logo/url on back of T-shirt Link in website Logo on homepage Logo on banner Entire race named after sponsor All of this is outlined on the Power of DC Website at http://www.powerofdc.com/sponsorship.html Thank you, John Alder http://www.powerofdc.com

 


Support Electric Drag Racing

If you think that going green in transportation is like doing acupuncture you’re wrong. If you think driving clean is like tasting nasty medicine you’re wrong again. If you think by going to an electric vehicle you can say good-bye to tinkering in your garage with your hot rod, you are wrong one more time. I bet you didn’t think you would ever be happy about being wrong about anything. Let me tell you, you’re going to be happy about being wrong about this. For the last 9 years the Electric Vehicle Association of Washington, DC, together with the National Electric Drag Racing Association have been putting together a show in Hagerstown, Maryland of what insaniac, electric gear heads, scientists and engineering departments can put together in their garages.

 

We are a group of individuals that have been pushing for electric vehicles as a clean and green option to buying dirty combustion engine vehicles for decades. To fight the false rhetorical argument that electric vehicles were nothing but slow moving glorified golf carts we have been putting on a demonstration of electric vehicle raw power for 9 years near Washington, DC. Our constant pushing speed records has made for some wonderfully exciting vehicles. Vehicles that you will not see anywhere else but in electric drag racing. Vehicles such as an eight mini wheeled electric only dragster. A few years ago we added an electric autocross. An autocross is a timed race where one vehicle at a time goes through a course set up with traffic cones. Our course is set up by the Sports Car Club of America and is certified by them. Hybrids are allowed to enter the race. We invite everyone in the Mid-Atlantic region to come and see this spectacular event on our tenth anniversary. We call the racing event the Power of DC, PoDC for short, and it will be running June 5th and 6th. The autocross will be held on the morning of the 5th at the Valley Mall in Hagerstown, Maryland and the drag race will be held at Mason-Dixon Dragway. This year is our 10th anniversary! We are looking for sponsors and I hope you will consider helping us make this event a reality. Saturday is the Autocross event at the Valley Mall, run by the SCCA. Sunday is NEDRA drag racing at the Mason Dixon Dragway. Here are the levels of sponsorship: $150 Name/logo/url on back of T-shirt Link in website $250 Name/logo/url on back of T-shirt Link in website Logo on homepage Logo on banner $500 Name/logo/url on back of T-shirt Link in website Logo on homepage Logo on banner Portion of event named after company/organization like "ABC Electronics AutoCross" We have four opportunities for $500 sponsors (AutoCross, Drag Race, Show and Shine, Generator rental - logo/name on generator) $1000 Name/logo/url on back of T-shirt Link in website Logo on homepage Logo on banner Entire race named after sponsor All of this is outlined on the Power of DC Website at http://www.powerofdc.com/sponsorship.html Thank you, John Alder http://www.powerofdc.com

 


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