A BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE DUEL BETWEEN THE MOTOR CAR AND THE ELECTRIC CAR
–John Varney April 16, 2009
Edison’s new Alkaline battery was invented in 1901- electrolyte was Potassium Hydroxide – Electrodes were Nickel and Iron
In early 1900’s most cars were electric and powered by lead acid batteries which although initially unreliable and of poor quality gradually recovered a moderate amount of respect and provided a far more enjoyable ride than its engine driven rival with its gross pollution and frequent catastrophic breakdowns.
A fire disaster at Menlo Park in 1914 resulted in Edison losing his entire battery lab. [ arson by agents of engine car firms, was alleged]
Edison joined with Henry Ford in initiating an electric car firm and also a battery plant but their marketing efforts were often sabotaged by ploys of the hostile and determined combustion vehicle outfits that later collaborated into a single firm called General Motors. Both Edison and Ford sensed their opportunity had passed and the joint venture for the electric car became extinct.
The public, during this early period of the car, were certainly ready to embrace electric cars but the aggression of the struggling motor car outfits combined with a sputtering battery development program finally doomed the prospects of a bright new era of the electric car. The subterfuge of the thriving oil companies sealed the fate of the electric car, as they fully comprehended the lucrative worldwide markets that were about to emerge in providing gasoline for millions of cars, trucks and buses.
Today what has changed? The auto industries in collaboration with the many oil corporations, despite the frightening dilemma of pollution, global warming and climate change, are determined to maintain their advantage and prolong the life of combustion engines to create an ever growing oil consumption throughout the world.
As the emergence of transforming battery technologies proceeds and excites the public, these new companies are stealthily infiltrated, by the auto and energy corporations [indirectly by using independent individuals to act as their covert agents] and via the acquisition of shares the corporations apply damage control to the threatening potential of a new battery technology by slowing development and eventually removing the new technology from the public view until it is ultimately forgotten.
The ultracapacitor and the Hydrino Hydriide batteries [already invented] are perhaps under going a suppression strategy!