Friday, August 14, 2009

Change is Hard

Sad op-ed piece in my hometown rag yesterday:

I guess it makes sense that someone who is president of something called TransGasEnergy would have this point of view.  Why is the Volt generating so much attention?  Pun intended.


  1. Facts About Plug-in Vehicles:
    Today's batteries can take EVs up to 200 miles on a single charge.

    Battery Electric Vehicles (EVs) are by far the most efficient motorized vehicles in the world and use 3-4 times LESS energy than hydrogen fuel cell cars.

    Enough excess generating capacity exists at night in the U.S. to charge 180 million EVs without adding any new capacity (no new coal or nuclear power plants). Source US. Department of Energy.

    We will never fight a war over electricity.

    EVs powered by the US electrical grid are cleaner than gas, E85, biodiesel & fuel cells.

    Half of EV owners surveyed use solar energy to power their houses and cars.

    EVs by the millions could be built today.

    Plug-in cars capable of 50 miles per day would meet the needs of 80% of the American driving public. Source: U.S. Department of Transportation.