States would achieve Energy Independence by having clean, energy efficient
vehicles, public transportation, and aircraft/spacecraft
Vehicles: Tesla Motors would
continue manufacturing electric vehicles. The Model S
electric vehicles is a five-passenger sedan with a lithium-ion
battery pack, gets 300 miles between charges, and is one of the most
aerodynamic and safest sedans ever built. Tesla Motors and other automakers
would make millions of electric vehicles to replace
exiting gas vehicles after their
Natural gas could be used for
powering car, heavy trucks, and busses. Boone Pickens supports using natural gas for transportation because United States
has the largest natural gas reserves in the World.
Trains are very energy
efficient. They can move one
ton of freight about over 400 miles on gallon of fuel
which compares to truck that can move one ton of freight 100 miles
Buses and trains would use clean, efficiency sources of energy. The Chicago
Transit Authority (CTA) uses electric rail that is highly
efficient motors and operates on low fiction steel rails. Commuter
equipped with an innovative braking system that can transfer
electricity back to the third rail and supplementing power to nearby
trains. Hybrid vehicles take advance
of technologies and alternative fuel sources.
Airplanes/spacecraft would travel on milligrams of mirror fuel rather than
thousands of tons of jet fuel. Using mirror energy, spacecraft would
take people rotating space stations orbiting the Earth in minutes,
communities on the Moon in hours and Mars in days.
dioxide emissions would be reduce by 2 billion metric tons per year
Economics: Transportation would use
clean, efficient energy.
Tesla Motors electric vehicle is about 90% efficient and car’s
battery can be recharged with $5 of electricity compared to $50 for
gas powered car or difference of $200 to $250 per month depending
upon gas prices.
Pubic transportation is more energy efficient than private vehicles
but may need to be subsidized. Independent over site would ensure
that the funds are spent on public transportation rather than
diverted to funding a large bureaucracies.
Since aircraft fuel would be measured in
milligrams rather than half the mass of the aircraft, fuel cost
would decrease by more than 70%. Millions of people would enjoy
traveling to space stations orbiting Earth plus communities on Moon
and Mars. The cost for traveling to the Moon would decrease from
NASA’s $1 billion/astronaut to thousand of dollars per person.
U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration enforces Federal
Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, regulations
for motor vehicle theft resistance, and fuel
economy to keep America’s highways safe. Federal
Aviation Administration would continue to approve the manufacturing and
operating of aircraft and spacecraft.