Sheron Cardin's Input...: Remember When Gas Was 49 Cents?

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Remember When Gas Was 49 Cents?

electric carBack to the future? Well it is coming around again! This is something to REALLY look forward to. Driving your car on 49 cents a gallon again? Yes!

The reason I bring this up is because I Google Alert 'new inventions' and I ran across a very interesting blog with 100 new clean energy inventions that, unless you are interested in the same subject, would never find out about these inventions until they become available.

What really caught my eye is #7 on the list; a new ceramic battery that has enough energy to take your car 500 miles at about $.49 cents a gallon or $9.00. Looks like we have a lot to look forward to!

Here is the link to the list where I found this information and much much more... Xenophilia 

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Comment balloon 25 commentsSheron Cardin • March 09 2008 05:23PM

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Howdy Sheron

I can even remember when gas

was .10 and .15 cents a gallon.

When a gas war was going on.

I'll take a look the bolg from the link

you add to it.

Have a good one

Dale

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Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) almost 12 years ago
Yep... I remember sub-15 cents/gallon as well and remember thinking how expensive gas was when it hit $0.30.  Of course at that time b/w tv was what I had and was grateful to get 3 channels; a computer with the power of my laptop was the size of a house or two and I hadn't yet heard of a casette tape let alone a CD, DVD, or Blue-ray. :)
Posted by Don Stern, Greater Baton Rouge Real Estate (Realty Executives South Louisiana) almost 12 years ago

Don and Dale - have you been over to see what the American Bandstand group is up to? Bring your memories with you.

Now back to the subject, I used to take my $.50 lunch money and be able to put a gallon of gas into my boyfriends 1955 Pontiac so he could take me to school, buy a pack of cigarettes and some chocolate babies, and for lunch I would have $.05 left for some garlic bread.

I'm saving my pennies now for a car that I can plug in for 5 minutes and drive to Mexico and back for $9. 

Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) almost 12 years ago
Hi Sheron - ah the good old days when you could get a buck from each rider and have gas left over at the end of the night! I'll have to look into that link! Thanks!
Posted by Mary McGraw, 2015: Solar Energy Is Still A Simple Machine! (GLREA) almost 12 years ago
Mary's been saying she's 29 for a long time, now we know better.
Posted by Gary Hammerlund, Green, Energy Efficient Realtor (Home Energy Inspections) almost 12 years ago

Howdy Sheron

Thank ya kindly, for tell us about the American Bandstand group.

I have joined it.

Have a good one

Dale

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Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) almost 12 years ago

Happy to have you Dale!

Gary - time is relative :)

Mary - this post was supposed to be about green inventions but we tend to drift down the same lazy river :) Oh well, at least we are not alone!

Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) almost 12 years ago

Hi Sheron - you are right! Shall we slap Gary together????

I'm chuckling...no laughing!! He owes me a green beer at Green Drinks tomorrow night!!! What a snot!

Posted by Mary McGraw, 2015: Solar Energy Is Still A Simple Machine! (GLREA) almost 12 years ago
WOW!  Really 49 cents a gallon huh.  I wish they would bring that back!  I'll even settle up to a $1 at this point.
Posted by Tina Farinas, REALTOR, ABR, GRI, SFR, CHS, e-PRO (Fusion Real Estate Network, Inc.) almost 12 years ago

Hi Mary - I really need to get over to your blog and see what's going on in your world. Are you Irish? Oh, BTW...I think you can go to jail now for slapping so maybe spiking his beer? LOL

Tina - here is what this invention #7 says:

EEStor Ceramic “Battery” - Texas company is working on an “energy storage” ultra-capacitor device made from ceramics. It’s not technically a battery because it doesn’t use chemicals. It can allegedly charge within 5 minutes (from a substation) with enough energy to move a car 500 miles on about $9 worth of electricity — about 45 cents a gallon.

All we will need is the car to plug in...and hope it does not cost more than a house! 

Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) almost 12 years ago
I think the cheapest I remember it being since I've been buying gas was $.89.  I would put $5 in and it would give me a half a tank and last me a week!!!!!  Ahh those were the days.
Posted by Goomzee Corporation, www.goomzee.com (Goomzee Corporation) almost 12 years ago
Erica - $.89? For me gas was 19 cents and a big mac was 19 cents. Your a babe and my mother said she would quit smoking when packs of cigarettes went up to 2 cents to a whopping 27 cents. What a wild ride we are on. I can see us someday on people movers and our personal cars will be solar panels with a chair :)
Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) almost 12 years ago
Sheron BFF, awesome, but the fact the website has been taken down doesn't bode well for us consumers.  It could be an indication the company has been bought out by someone with a vested interest in making sure we will always have to rely on gas for our fuel.  This has already happened many times before.  Unfortunately those with altruistic intentions, seem to sucumb to the lure of money, and there goes the invention.  Thanks for the info though.  Off topic here so please don't remove my comment for doing so :-).  I just purchased a portable solar system which will recharge a car battery and has the appropriate outlets to run various 12v appliances, or I can hook up a power inverter and run 120v stuff.  I've purchase a 12v coffee maker, stove and fridge, in anticipation of hurricane season and being without power for an extended time.  So much quieter and environmentally friendly than a gas generator.  I was going to post a blog about it, but for some reason this group is not commenting on my blogs these days )-:  But I wanted to let you know how cool I am :-) BFF
Posted by Terry Haugen STAGE it RIGHT! 321-956-2495 (Stage it Right!) almost 12 years ago

You know I think you are the coolest and don't worry about no comments...sometimes a post is just to be read without much more input that the post itself. Look to see how many clicks you receive...that is what is important.

I should fly you out here and green up my place...we don't have hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, but we do get some serious heat! Don't ever stop sharing BFF

Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) almost 12 years ago
I can remeber gas much less than $.49 Sheron. Oy! Don has me beat though!
Posted by Wayne B. Pruner, Tigard Oregon Homes for Sale, Realtor, GRI (Oregon First) almost 12 years ago

And I remember when $10,000 was a good salary... not for me, I'm not that old. 

Electric cars have one HUGE problem.  They still pollute.. just remotely.   

Posted by Lane Bailey, Realtor & Car Guy (Century 21 Results Realty) almost 12 years ago
No!  When I started driving (1989), gas was right around $1 per gallon in So. Cal.  Regular gas was still considered 'leaded' gasoline.  I'd love to go on and on why the electric car fade is actually worse for the environment AND your pocket book, but that's outside the scope of this topic.
Posted by Michael Thompson almost 12 years ago

Showing my age here (or my terrific memory) but I remember THREE gallons for a buck. I also remember, lines at the gas pump.

I also remember, they pumped your gas, checked  your oil, washed your windows, put we now have progress (wink) pay at the pump.

 

 

Posted by Jim Fischetti (The Fischetti Group/Keller Williams) almost 12 years ago

I remember the uniforms with hats too...then came self serve to save money. Jim, you are ageless...don't worry.

Michael - I knew a man who had developed an engine (the details escape me) but it was arranged in such a way it didn't waste fuel so there were zero emissions. There wasn't a soul who would listen!

Lane - I remember making $1.65 an hour making wigs and custom hair pieces...and I couldn't even chew gum!

Wayne - we were waiting in lines for the 49 cents a gallon gas...it was way too expensive then. How do we keep up? 

Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) almost 12 years ago
Sheron: as much as I dislike admitting  it, I remember the .25 a gal days. I was YOUNG but I recall my Mom--always low on cash--putting in a quarters worth to get her from A to B.  WE really need to get serious about this gas gouging.  I am about ready to get a donkey.
Posted by Kat DeLong, Realtor DRE#01235311, Lake Arrowhead Real Estate ( (LakeView Realty Enterprises, Inc) almost 12 years ago
Kat - I hear skateboarding is good for the thighs ;-P
Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) almost 12 years ago
wHAT GREAT NEWS...I didn't know about this ceramic battery but I did just start looking at hybrid cars for my next car purchase...Now I will look into compatibility with this new battery, thanx!!
Posted by Patrice Estess (PB APPRAISALS) almost 12 years ago
Too young to remember .49 per gallon.  I kind of wish it was half of what it is now.  Specially since I drive a Tahoe!
Posted by Bill Somerset, ABR, e-PRO - Realtor - NH Real Estate Agent (Re/Max Realty Group) over 11 years ago
I do recall, .49 cents per gallon, but I liked it best when they had price wars at .19 per gallon.  Times sure have changed.
Posted by Bob Cumiskey, US Army Retired, Your Sun City Center, Florida ~ Realtor (A1 Connection Realty, Inc.) over 11 years ago
I wonder how much the car with the new battery will cost? $9 for 500 miles and I wouldn't take long to pay it off.
Posted by Sheron Cardin, ARTIST - A Home Stager/Sellers Best Friend! (California Moods Inc) over 11 years ago

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