BEACON TRANSCRIPT – The celebrated TV presenter has recently shared his plans to change they the NASCAR game is played. Bill Nye wants NASCAR to go green, by switching from internal combustion engine to an electric one.
If you don’t know who Bill Nye is, here are a couple of facts about him. Bill Nye is a TV presenter and a mechanical engineer. During the 90s, the scientist managed to actually increase the popularity of science among young viewers through his kiddie TV shows.
As we mentioned before, apart from being a TV producer, Bill Nye is also a bona fide scientist, working in the field of mechanical engineering. Shows and all, Bill Nye, along with several scientists, have begun to make a new push towards greener solutions. Since last year, the scientist has urged the US, along with other great nations to take action in order to counter the damaging effects of global warming.
And, as it would seem, the famous TV presenter is also into racing. But there’s a catch to this. According to one of his declaration, Nye said that although he enjoys a good competition, he is disappointed by the fact that racing competitions such as NASCAR are nothing but a huge celebration of antiquated technology. And for a good reason.
According to Nye, the internal combustion engine, NASCAR’s heart, and soul, has produced more damage in the last century than any other natural-occurring disaster. When asked about what he might do to change this, Nye declared that switching to an electrical solution would seem like the best idea.
Bill Nye wants NASCAR to go green, encouraging the organizers to take another look at the electrical engine. As we remember, NASCAR already tried to implement an electrical solution in the past, but the resulting engine did not meet up the competition’s specs.
But it would seem that in the last couple of years, NASCAR’s management sought to find an alternative solution to the greenhouse gas emission issue. Towards that end, Mike Lynch, NASCAR’s director for green solutions declared that since 2013, the organizers have introduced the NASCAR Green Initiative program. Through this program, they’ve managed to introduce a new type of car fuel which is less damaging to the environment.
Moreover, it would seem that NASCAR has begun to plant trees and even to recycle tires. Nye’s solution, even though it was not well received by NASCAR’s fans, will not only benefit NASCAR’s green initiative, but also the economy.
In another declaration, Nye said that if the organizers went ahead with their initiative of introducing electric cars to the competition, car manufacturers like Tesla would also benefit from this venture. Moreover, he also pointed out that you can squeeze the same roaring power from an electrical engine, without laying waste to the environment.
Furthermore, the scientist also pointed out that if the fans see how cool electric cars are, they won’t think twice before going to buy one themselves.