My wife and I drove home to see my family in Nebraska for this last Christmas from Seattle. I've called the Pacific Northwest my home now for eight years and our population certainly considers itself forward thinking when it comes to minimizing our impact upon the planet. They also generally, and I STRESS generally (cuz we actually have a lot of cornhuskers living up here who share my perspective) consider the midwest to be backwards when it comes to energy consciousness and environmental concern. Here in Seattle we generate most of our electricity from hydroelectric power which, though it may cut the heads off a few salmon, is generally a "green" technology. I am designing an electric car at the moment and love being able to squash the "electricity comes from coal so its just as bad as combustion engines" argument by stating the source of our power.
We launched our senior capstone project a week ago and I have decided to use this year's Michelin Challenge as the foundation for my project. The challenge is to design a vehicle for the year 2021. I am going to be focusing on small commuter vehicles because I think they will dramatically increase in popularity over the next decade. RIght now I am in the research phase, collecting data and observations. As part of that, I have designed a survey that deals with people's impressions of microcars. If you have ten minutes to spare, please help me out by taking the survey, I will reward you handsomely with my undying respect and adoration! You know you want it... click the link below.
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