| ||Ask HN: How would you design a car in 2013?|
1 point by Felix21 on Dec 9, 2012 | hide | past | web | favorite | 1 comment |
|In the 80's, when steam, electric, and gasoline powered vehicles competed for dominance, gasoline powered cars won arguably because it had the greatest combination of power and convenience.|
Also, the form factor of the automobile evolved over time around the gasoline engine.
In 2013 however I am almost 100% certain that the gasoline engine will not win if the playing field were level again.
My question is: If the automobile was invented in 2013:
1. What would be the most efficient, eco-friendy and convenient way to power this car?
2. How might the form factor of the automobile evolve around this energy source?
Lets ignore politics and bureaucracy for now, and talk only in terms of technological possibility.
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