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Mitt Romney says 'you can't drive a car with a windmill on it'.

Updated on March 8, 2012

Mitt Romney, the Republican who is running for President, visited the state of Ohio on March 5,2012, and while he was there, he made comment that irritated many people who are proponents of wind energy. He said, "You can't drive a car with a windmill on it". Actually, I'd like to refute that. At the top of this article you'll see two illustrations. These illustrations show what a windmill-powered car would look like. The top picture shows what the car will look like when you're driving it. It would look like a normal car. The picture below it shows what the same car would look like when it is parked. When you park the car, the car's hood opens, and a windmill extends from the car. It extends on a telescopic mast, until it's about ten feet above the car, then the windmill blades unfold.

You leave the car parked like that, while you sleep. While you're asleep, your car would be parked in your driveway, and it would be making it's own electricity. Every time the wind blows, the car's windmill spins, and the car's windmill-generator makes electricity. The electricity produced by the car's windmill is stored in the car's batteries. When you wake up, the car's batteries should be fully charged or partially charged, depending on the strength of the wind. Then, you can get into the car, and retract the windmill. The windmill would be automatically retracted when you push a button. After the windmill folds up and goes down into the car, the hood closes, and you're ready to drive. This type of car would need no fuel, it would not pollute the air, and it would not contribute to global warming.

Perhaps Mr.Romney has been getting campaign donations from the big oil companies. If his campaign for President has been supported by those oil companies, his opinions on the subject of wind energy may be biased. He may show a strong bias in favor of oil and gas as a future source of energy, since he is being paid by oil and gas companies, and his bias prevents him from truthfully and realistically assessing the potential of wind-powered cars, or other types of wind-powered technology. If Mr.Romney is serious about running for President, he should consider this: the government has the authority to mandate any kind of equipment that is installed on an automobile, and that would include windmills.

Think about it. The government saw seat belts and air bags as practical safety devices, and so they made seat belts and air bags mandatory on cars. So, if installing a windmill on top of every electric car (such as a Chevrolet Volt) would make it possible for that car to make some (or all) of it's own energy, then it ought to be mandatory. Suppose the government made a law that said every electric car sold in the U.S.A. must be equipped with a windmill, so it can make it's own electric power. Suppose millions of these windmill-equipped electric cars were made, it would take a huge load off the power grid! It would also reduce our dependence on foreign oil. It would also reduce air pollution. It would also reduce global warming. If Mr.Romney or some other Republican can't win the next election, then perhaps Obama will make windmills mandatory, during his second term in office.

If Obama is re-elected, he may listen to my idea about making windmills mandatory for certain types of electric cars. I'm sure that the Toyota Prius and the Chevrolet Volt would be improved tremendously, if the government required them to have windmills. You could drive your Chevy Volt just like a normal electric car, and when you weren't driving it, you could park it, and extend the windmill, so your car would make free electricity. The government, through the Department of Energy, could set standards for electric car self-sufficiency. Let's say, by the year 2020 electric cars would be required to make five percent of their own electricity, and by the year 2025 electric cars would be required to make 25 per cent of their own electricity. These are realistic goals, and they can be achieved by installing windmills on cars.

Signed,Anthony Ratkov. March 8,2012.


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