Bold announcements from Volvo and France are the latest in moving towards getting rid of fully-gasoline vehicles
In an ideal world, we'd all either do every single bit of work that needs to be done to our cars on our own, or we'd all have enough money to never have to lay a finger on it. In reality, though, there are times when you need certain skills.
The real point is that the state is so popular, the average person is eager to associate themselves with the Golden State with stories of friends from past trips, or even seemingly cool abbreviations implying familiarity. In a way, the Escalade is similar. It has lots of fans, but not everyone can come up with the needed cash to buy one.
There's an inherent beauty in the way an automobile works. It's like the ultimate exercise in teamwork. The rapid succession of small explosions taking place under the hood, combined with speed and the required safety equipment, shouldn't add up to a pleasant experience, but it does.
When we are mindfully present in the moment we'll notice that our conscious mind is fully engaged with what our body is doing and, as a result, energy seems to flow with a greater sense of harmony, grace and ease, which ultimately manifests as a deep sense of inner peace.
When I think of how the past relates to the future of the automobile I first think of this story. It is a wonderfully human illustration of how, beginning in the late 19th Century, the car provided a life-changing luxury: the ability to go where you want when you want.
"A chariot can be made that moves at an unimaginable speed without horses," the philosopher Roger Bacon predicted in the
I know it sounds counterintuitive to say that high gas prices are a good thing. Why would high prices on anything be good? The reason is simple: Prices help shape consumer behavior in lots of areas, including clothing, food and housing. Is there any doubt that high real estate prices are partially responsible for the tiny house movement?