The Impending Dominance of the Electric Car and Why America Must Take ChargeUnknown - 2010
Fasten your seatbelts, America. The electric vehicle is about to take us on one heck of a ride. So states James Billmaier in his groundbreaking book on the impending electric vehicle (EV) revolution. He argues that in addition to being a blast to drive, EVs will come to dominate the personal auto market in the coming years because they are cheaper to run and cheaper to maintain. Adopting EVs will also allow America to put the brakes on sending hundreds of billions of dollars a year to OPEC, helping us achieve energy independence within a decade.
But that's only part of the story. Billmaier outlines how EVs will propel the coming "electriconomy," a consumer-driven economic boom that will be ignited as our society is transformed from an oil-based economy to one powered by electricity. The electriconomy will dwarf all previous technology revolutions--it will be bigger than the computer and Internet markets combined--and will catapult the economy of whichever nation masters it. It's a race we need to win for reasons of national and economic security, Billmaier says, but we need to move fast. China is determined to own the EV space itself, an outcome that would be as detrimental to U.S. national security as our current dependence on foreign oil is today. In these pages, he describes what we need to do to win the EV race--what America must do to take charge!