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Posted by Sven Thesen
a resident of Evergreen Park
on Jun 23, 2011 at 11:59 pm

Letter to editor, Palo Alto Online
Electric Cars Fight Terrorism and More!
Find out why and get a ride in one at my house June 26th

Electric cars offer triple and more benefits over their gasoline relatives. 1) They are good for national security. By using made in the US electricity versus oil of which ~60% (~10 million barrels per day) is imported with no small amount going to countries which fund terrorist activities. 2) Electricity's carbon footprint is smaller (significantly smaller in California) than the gasoline burner 3) Its good for my wallet; electricity as a fuel costs 2-4 cent/mile versus 10cents/mile (at a sweet 40mpg and $4/gallon gas) 4) I can generate my own fuel with solar panels on my house and thumb my nose at both PG&E/Palo Alto Utility, and the oil companies 5) A fully electric car has rights to the Carpool lane and 6) Driving an electric car is way more fun than a gas car. (OK the last one is simply my personal opinion)

And if you have never been in an electric car, here's your chance - Plug In America is holding an electric car ride and drive on Sunday June 26 3-7pm at my house in Palo Alto. Register at Web Link

Sven Thesen
Palo Alto