The other day we were reflecting on the various forms of horsepower in vehicles, and the choices one makes to generate horsepower to move a vehicle.
In no particular order lets look at few points:
> At one time there was no market for gasoline, the prevalent business model was oil lamps.
> The interstate / interprovince highway system enabled the increased usage of vehicles.
> Vehicles enabled the developement of suburbs.
> Suburbs have enabled commuting and congestion.
> Do you want to use gasoline, diesel, natural gas, ethanol, electricity to generate the horsepower you need?
> Do you have free choices or is "someone" making choices for you?
> In 2012 are most folks truly interested in how the horsepower in their vehicle is generated? Or is it the economy of operation?
> Consider what it is that you want to power. A car, a "flat roof" (SUV/CUV), a pick up.
> Consider the application, and how much power you will need.
Do keep in mind that you increasingly need to be your own editor, make your own choices, and find the vehicle/manufacturer that best fits your choices. Especially at a time when many manufacturers are seeking market niches by offering alternatives methods of generating horsepower.