We use cookies to offer the best possible user experience on our website. We also use third-party cookies, to deliver personalised advertisement messages. By using our website you agree, that cookies can be saved on your device. Further information on the cookies used and on how to disable them can be found here.
 
Book now Request
it  .  de  .  en
 
 
 
 
Themes:     Nature & Environment (48)  
Tags:    Activities     Silence
 
Mathias Saturday, 20 August 2016

An electric future

This summer we have a vehicle here at the hotel that is both silent and wonderful.
An electric future
 
 
 
I really like driving it, and so do many of the others here.
Accustomed as we are to noise and fumes when we drive, this new vehicle is a revolution. It really is, for when you drive nobody hears you. Even if there are cyclists or passengers around they are not aware of your presence. If you were to blow the horn they would probably jump out of their skin, such would be the shock. It is probably best to keep a safe distance and just avoid any startling reaction from them!
The fact is that BMW has made available for the hotel and our guests a I3 Rex, so as for us to judge the various impressions we will all have of it. And the fact is that we have all been favourably impacted by it. I really like driving it, and so do many of the others here. Joe and Michil use it to return home, Arthur too as he makes his way to San Vigilio, and Manuel as well when he heads to Ortisei. In fact Manuel was so impressed after he used it the first time that he said it makes his newly bought care seem to be a bit of a clumsy tank. Apart from the fact that the car embraces the most modern technology, it is built with recycled material and goes like a bat out of hell, the most surprising thing is how silent it is, for it really does not make a murmur.
I don’t remember who it was but someone said that the future begins to emerge when some of its elements are actually present in the here and now. And the electric car really is a taste of tomorrow’s world which can be seen in concrete terms today. It represents something real and tangible and not something imaginary and fictional – a silent means of transport that is also environmentally sound. We hope it is a taste of the future which will come on fast for there is certainly a need for silent and clean means of transport. Here in the mountains for example we see the contradiction of praising the peace and uncominated nature of the location but every single day during summer there is a caravan of neverending cars, complete with all the dirt and din such brings.
Guests are pleasantly struck by this car for it really is a means to approach the question of mobility in the future. Let’s hope that the car manufacturers who have so far been sadly slow in their actions, will now follow this route and come up with solutions which are acceptable in cost terms also. And we hope too that those in power and responsible for such matters act in such a way in terms of incentives that the electric car becomes the norm and takes over from today’s unacceptable vehicles. It is only by reducing fumes eminating from millions and millions of vehicles in today’s world that we can hope to imagine an acceptable future.
And one last thing. You need to try out this car at night also for it is truly fantastic. Outside there is the silence of the night and you too move without creating noise. It is a magical sensation.

Mathias
 
 
 
Thoughts and reflections
 
 
 
to the top
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Share your thoughts with us
 
comments powered by Disqus
 
to the top
 
 
 
 
Stories you might also be interested in...
 
 
Paolo Sunday, 4 January 2015
Ladinia wine, less is more
 
The wine list as a short story: simple and captivating.
Read on
Drinks     Wine
 
 
 
Valerio Sunday, 1 February 2015
Living out of a suitcase
 
My mother says, “you only work during bits of the year”. 
Read on
 
 
 
Nicolò Friday, 23 September 2016
Ladinia Music Club
 
Live music and high spirits: every Wednesday, aperitifs sing at the Ladinia.
Read on
Activities     Alta Badia     Drinks
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 Register 
Col Alt 105 str. - I-39033 Corvara (BZ) Alta Badia - Italy      T. +39 0471 83 10 00      
Privacy     Credits     Cookies     Click to pay     VAT No. 01231580216     Zeppelin Group - Internet Marketing