Is the soon to be released Tesla all electric sedan worth its price?

The Tesla Model S is now scheduled to be available for delivery in 2012. The advertised price is $50,000. But reading the advertizing literature more closely, this price assumes a $7,500 tax credit. Thus, the price is really $57,500.This price is for the basic battery with a 160 mile range, hardly enough for any serious highway travel. To purchase the car with a 300 mile range battery, the price balloons to $70,000, and this is presumably assuming the $7,500 tax credit as well, making the price actually $77,500.

A potential purchaser should seriously consider any all electric vehicle’s practicality with only limited current public charging stations available. A hybrid with its own internal charging capability can be purchased for about half the price of the 300 mile range Tesla Model S.

www.henrygorham.com

Secotan: An Alternative Energy Novel

email Henry

Oil Prices Skyrocketing

How high will the price of a barrel of oil go by year end?

Oil demand in China, India and other developing countries is once again on the rise. The production of light sweet crude form Libya has ceased because of its civil war. If the war is protracted, as many expect, that country’s much sought after sweet crude may not be available in the foreseeable future. Although Saudi Arabia claims to have stepped its production of oil to fill the void left by Libya, refiners cannot easily process the Saudi lower quality crude into the high quality, low sulfur oil that Libya had been producing.

On April 1, 2011, oil futures reached a two and one half year high with light sweet crude at $107.23 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange and Brent crude reaching $117.71 on London’s ICE Futures Exchange.

Civil unrest in other Arab and North African countries, where much of the world’s oil is produced continues to escalate. Could this unrest threaten oil production in these countries as well?

How high do you think the price of a barrel of oil will go before Year’s end?

www.henrygorham.com

Secotan: An Alternative Energy Novel

email Henry>

Bloom Energy, Fad or Future?

bloomenerty

Bloom Energy is producing an alternative to energy from the grid. Do you think it is a fad or the future?

These companies are betting it is our future:

  • Google
  • Coca Cola
  • Cal Tech
  • Staples
  • Fed Ex
  • Sutter Home
  • Bank of America
  • Safeway
  • Walmart

Are these companies right in betting it is a viable future alternative to energy from the grid?

Check it out here http://bloomenergy.com/

www.henrygorham.com
Secotan: An Alternative Energy Novel
email Henry

Henry Gorham Author of Secotan Copyright © 2009 Henry Gorham www.henrygorham.com