Monday, May 18, 2009

RE: Electric Car


I wrote about the Chevy Volt in my essay on the electric car. This is an ad for the volt shown during the olympics. I really like the "Time Lapse" theme. I call it "Times Change". Enjoy.

The Story about This Story: How I Wrote This


Sorry I was a little late on the post, but here's the story!

The Story about This Story: How I Wrote This

Oh great. My story’s due tomorrow and I haven’t even started. I spent all night on that “Time Machine”: really just a chair with some lights, buttons and dials. A load of junk really. But no time now, my page is still empty. I consider putting “Thanks” on it and paper clipping it to a $5 bill. Reluctantly, I dropped – literally – the idea after my mom told me it was cheating. I thought about the subject “How to write a 1.5 page long story in 2 pages or less”, but it was a flop. I then had an idea. Test the time machine by going forward in time, and pick up the story when it was done, the next day. So I prepared the Time Machine. I had just enough time to be whisked off into the endless space of no time. Although there was hardly anything to go on, I still managed to find tomorrow’s date. Diving in, I found myself sitting next to future self. Realizing someone would notice A, the fact I was in pyjamas, B, the fact there were 2 me’s, and C, the fact I was in a chair, I casually asked the future me if I could see his story. To my horror, he said that he had gone forward in time yesterday to today, and then asked himself if he had a story, and was answered no. I, obviously, had the same thing. Then, someone called out “Hey, look, he has a twin!” I quickly disappeared into no time as the teacher said “What the heck is going on!?” This time, I noticed more about no time. It was really just like a filmstrip of all the days of time. I quickly found the present, or, rather, what the present was, and dove in. Knowing the mission was a failure; I set my alarm for 6:30 AM, and went to bed. When I woke up, I wrote the story. The topic? How I wrote the story, and that’s what you are reading now.


Later, while in the class where I visited yesterday, I saw someone appear next to me. He looked like me, but in my PJ’s. He asked me if he could see my story, and, so I wouldn’t mess with fate, I said “Sorry, I don’t have one” and told him to leave.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Holocaust Poem


I recently read the book "Hanna's Suitcase". it is a book about the Holocaust. It inspired me so I wrote this poem.

Shining Stars
A Tribute to Children Holocaust Victims
Just because we wear stars on our chests,
Doesn't mean we're any worse than the best.
Because of Hitler's cruelty,
Light again we'll never see.
If we were to do a sum,
Over one million and one,
Of us children who died because,
Hitler caused a holocaust.
And because of his genocide,
He committed suocide.
And what he did,
He deserved,
Because for the right,
He did not serve.
Just because we wear stars on our chests,
Means that we are with the best.

Electric Cars

Let’s face it. Global Warming, better described as Global Climate Change is becoming a major issue. Have you seen Wall-E? Do we really want a world that’s toxic to us because of our own stupidity? I have a solution that will, at least, slow down, Global Warming. It’s a new type of car. “Whoa!” you say, referring to the fact that most new types of cars require new infrastructure and investment. Then the oil companies have done their job well. “What?!” you say, thinking I’m crazy. But they want you to think that. Their marketing and announcements make you think a new car is next to impossible. But it’s not true. They just want to hold on to you as someone who has to buy gas. They make millions of dollars on oil. But there’s a loophole to “big investment needed”, which is true, except for the electric car.

“Why?” you say, knowing your gas guzzling car runs fine for you. I mentioned one already. Climate Change. The number one cause of it? Gas guzzling cars. More reasons for it? How about Gas prices? You claim “Charging an electric car would rack up my energy bill!”, but that’s a lie. Another reason to switch to electric, is that the time is ticking on our oil supply. When that runs out, your gas car may run fine, but it can’t run without fuel. Another reason is that, as I said earlier, no new infrastructure or investment is needed. Just proves oil companies aren’t as loyal as they say they are. They are really liars.

GM once tried to sell an electric car. It was called the EV¹. EV stood for electric vehicle, the one meant it was GM’s first. It was hugely popular among drivers, who adored it! Even so, for some reason, after all the leases on the EV¹ expired, GM took the cars from the hands of the drivers! And even worse than that, they had forbidden the public to know what had happened to the cars. Someone finally figured it out, but they had to fly over in a helicopter just to do it! What happened to the cars? They were crushed, and valuable parts were salvaged. Why was it destroyed? There are a variety of reasons: 1) Oil companies want to keep their grip on drivers, 2) GM knew it could make more money on a Hummer than it would on electric vehicles, and 3) GM claimed consumers hated the cars, which was false!

Some people say “And how do you think you’re gonna do that?”. First of all, hub motors would be more efficient than one central motor, and a gearbox. Another thing is that we have, if someone would build them, the technology to create long range batteries. These aren’t technical specifications, but they are a basic design. If a ten year old like me can create a basic design of an electric car, why can’t GM?

Admittedly, there are some drawbacks to electric cars. For one, they take awhile to charge. Another one is that we’re in a “hybrid” stage. We want to get over that, because if a hybrid runs out of gas, it’s a weak electric vehicle, and vice-versa. Another peeve is that someone needs to make the huge batteries for these cars. The technology is there, but they need a little more of a technical design.

GM is making some effort into reviving the electric car, in the form of the Chevrolet Volt. It’s an electric car, like the EV¹, but it has a gas generator for larger range. The gas engine never directly powers the wheels, but I still think GM needs to eliminate it in order to make a good electric car. One way that you could replace the gas engine that I read, would be to cover the roof with solar panels. It could also charge the car while parked. It also has a gearbox, which needs to be eliminated. I heard that a gearbox wastes 10% of the total energy that the engine is putting out! And that reduces efficiency, therefore reducing range.

In conclusion, I think the world needs electric cars, and we’re making steps towards that goal, however it’s not here today. Come on, I heard the army uses electric tanks, so why can’t we have a basic electric vehicle!? Today, there’s only one way to get a fully electric vehicle of your choice, and that is converting your current vehicles engine, however I won’t talk about that in detail right now. I think electric cars are the solution to global climate change. They also don’t need much investment or infrastructure, like natural gas or hydrogen fueled cars. They also don’t use oil like diesel cars, which are the today of eco friendly cars. So I think the electric car is the final solution.



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