We owe auto racing for the seat belts, air bags, and many other safety devices. Auto racing used to have a real purpose. Now, not so much.
What we need today is Electric cars that have batteries that can hold a charge longer and be recharged by a solar array. It needs to be inexpensive to buy so we can get more of them on the road and fewer of the internal combustion engines.
We have so much proof that “climate change” is real and that it is a “man made” problem. The auto companies and NASCAR aught to develop batteries that are interchangeable, easy to replace, and easy to charge. Each Electric car should come with a spare battery. The idea is to have two batteries so you can go further and get back home without having to recharge during the trip. Another advantage to two batteries is you can have one charging while using another.
Instead of a gas station on every corner we could have solar recharging stations with spare batteries all charged up. You drive in and take your battery out , plug it in to the charging port you just emptied by taking a fully charged battery. On your way out to plug the new battery you pay a small fee for the right to trade batteries.
The roof of that charging station is covered with a solar array. The fee for swapping batteries helps cover the cost of setting up the station and array.
To me this is a win win situation!
There is no reason not to do this, except GREED on the part of auto companies and oil companies. I’m willing to bet that there is already the technology to do this. It would bean that all the batteries would need to have the same plug for convenience.
So my question is, why not do this? I challenge the auto industry to start working on this and NASCAR to start racing EV’s to make improvements.