3 June 2011

Electric cars – are they our friends?

See what I did there? Two Gary Numan songs for the price of one.
But to the point... what's all this nonsense about electric cars needing a noise? Are we all expected to go blind some time soon?
Do humans have motion noises? Ditto dogs and cats? Do pushbikes make any sounds? Well, yes, riders are supposed to have and use a bell, but they don't.
We have eyes at the front of our heads with which to see if there is traffic coming – has no one learned how to use or cross a road?
So who are we/they 'protecting' this time?
Oh yes, those jaywalking numpties who are far too busy twittering and listening to their iPods to be arsed to learn the difference between road and pavement.
Whatever noise is chosen it's going to be awful... nee-nah nee-nah, ding-a-ling, whoosh, parp parp, vehicle reversing, vehicle reversing... ker-thump!
And where do people think all this electricity is going to come from? Will it be magic'd out of thin air? A lot of energy goes into making energy, you know.
Top: Bermondsey, Bloomsbury, Lambeth, Brompton
Middle: Southwark, Hoxton, Dalston, Bloomsbury (RIP)
Bottom: Lambeth, Battersea, Hackney, Vauxhall

5 comments:

  1. Don't get me started on the subject of electric cars!

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  2. I ripped out an article from a newspaper recently about electric car emissions... fascinating... remind me about it soon...

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  3. If they totally rid us of petroleum dependence, friendship would be an understatement.

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  4. its a double edged sword. no sound would be great on some levels. but on other levels it makes being a pedestrian more dangerous

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  5. Exactly, Mark. Though it would make people/pedestrians more prone to looking before stepping out

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