Weekly Photo Challenge: Future Tense

This week the challenge is to share a phoneography picture that means “Future Tense” to us.

Whilst I was away in the USA, I saw my first electric cars. The first one was at a mall in New Jersey at Christmas time. I spotted this beautiful car and went over to have a look. After walking all around it, I was quite puzzled to note that there didn’t seem to be an engine. How weird! My son patiently explained that it was an electric car, and they don’t actually have engines. Well, I’m blonde for sure, because I ‘d never realised this. All I knew was that they didn’t need to be filled up with gas, and I also thought that they all looked like little ‘Noddy cars’. 🙂


When we got back to Florida, I saw another even more beautiful car at our local mall, and this time, there was no confusion, because they’d thoughtfully written on the side, ‘Electric Vehicle’, especially for me. 🙂


Wouldn’t it be wonderful if in the not too distant future, all our vehicles could be powered by battery. Apparently they are silent, and of course create far less pollution than gasoline-powered cars. Environmentally friendly is certainly the way we should be aiming for our world’s future. Electric cars are not a new invention, and the first four-wheeled electric car was built by the German engineer Andreas Flocken in 1888. In 1900, 34% of all cars in New York, Boston, and Chicago ran on electric motors, whilst nowadays, the percentage of cars on American roads that are fully electric is less than one percent. I wonder why it’s taking so long for them to become more popular than our gas-guzzlers? I’m sure some technically minded blogger will be able to give me the reason. 😕