Friday, April 24, 2009

Flying cars? Say, what?

From Radio Netherlands Worldwide Dutch Press Review, April 24, 2009

While de Volkskrant tells us electricity companies have agreed to build an national network of 10,000 recharging points for electric cars, De Telegraaf has decided to run a story on flying cars.

The recharger network will bring an end to the chicken and the egg dilemma in which no-one wants to buy an electric car because there are no recharging points and electricity companies don't want to place recharging points because no-one has electric cars. Now all that needs to happen is for the price of electric cars to come down, so people might be able to afford one.

Meanwhile Traffic Minister Camiel Eurlings is investigating the possibility of solving traffic jams with flying automobiles. The futuristic Personal Air and Land Vehicle or Pal-V, which is a combination of a three-wheel car and a gyrocopter, will be test driven (or is it flown) today. This could give a whole new meaning to queue jumping. And imagine the pile ups if there is a multiple collision! Pedestrians might be well advised to keep their heads down!

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