Thursday, August 09, 2007
...and can move vast amounts of water over long distances to eliminate droughts.
Maglev operating costs will be only 3 cents per passenger mile and 7 cents per ton mile, compared to 15 cents per passenger mile for airplanes, and 30 cents per ton mile for intercity trucks. Maglev guideways will last for 50 years or more with minimal maintenance, because there is no mechanical contact and wear,
...does not burn oil, but instead consumes electricity, which can be produced by coal-fired, nuclear, hydro, fusion, wind, or solar power plants (the most efficient source now being nuclear)
...energy consumption per passenger mile will shrink to the equivalent of 10,000 miles per gallon.
...Maglev vehicles emit no pollution
Posted by Jesus Reyes at 1:36 AM