Neil deGrasse Tyson gets it. In the context of combustion engines, ‘horsepower’ literally refers to how much energy you can waste at once, through the simultaneous small explosions that power a car. More horsepower, more pollution. And speaking logically, shouldn’t that be a bad thing? Moreover, it points to a nostalgia and attachment to antiquated transportation and the industrial age which only feed’s society’s attachment to the beloved gas-guzzling automobile.
Instead, let’s get ‘on board’ Neil’s way of thinking and dispense with dated terminology and the attachments therein, and whizz our way into the future on softly whispering, solar powered EVs. In a world where Neil continues to revolutionize and incentivize, anything is possible.