Saturday, July 26, 2008

A Comeback for the Electric Car!

If you haven't yet seen "Who Killed the Electric Car?", I highly recommend viewing it from your local library, Netflix, etc. It will get you all fired up about how the auto industry dragged its feet on electric cars in favor of continuing our oil dependence. Then you can begin to dream of an electric car of your own, just in time for the debut of the Tesla (projected to be in production of 20,000 units by 2010) and the Chevy Volt (10,000 units in 2010). The Atlantic Monthly had a write up on the coming of the Volt to the masses, and Elon Musk, chairman of Tesla Motors, was recently interviewed by Newsweek's Fareed Zakaria. An excerpt from the Newsweek article made me want to buy this guy a drink (so obvious, and yet so seemingly far away):

If you had a magic wand, what change would you make in America's energy policy?

I would certainly shift any subsidies on hydrocarbons to renewable energy. It's ludicrous to be subsidizing oil and coal and other things that clearly don't have a long-term future and bring great damage to the environment.

YES!!! Are the politicians listening??? Are we asking loudly enough???

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

First person who killed electric cars was Henry Ford. And now is't interesting that Ford finaly also try ta make electric cars.