Submitted by EcLectric on June 21, 2013
I thought about getting an ICE car, but no way!
I test drove one, just to see what it was like. When you back off on the accelerator - it just keeps going! The only way to slow down is to switch pedals and step on the break. How can I keep doing this, knowing that every time I want to slow down I have to press ANOTHER pedal? And I did some research and found out something I could hardly believe. When you hit the break, do you know what happens to the energy that you just spent your hard-earned 'gas money' on? An ASBESTOS pad scrapes onto your wheel and turns that energy directly into heat! I might as well just stick my foot out the door and scrape my shoe on the ground. What are we, cave people?
I talked to the salesman, and he said I should watch for 'break fade' and overheating of the breaks when going down long hills. So in addition to wasting energy and spreading asbestos break dust all over the place, I have to worry about the damage I'm doing to my car's breaks? No wonder they call them 'breaks'.
I think the world is just not ready for ICE cars. Maybe in ten years.