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Every now and then (actually quite frequently) I get some positive feedback that reminds me why I blog and write and Facebook and tweet and all the other things that don’t put food on my family’s table.
From the mailbag:
Because of you we now drive a ZE, it was delivered three days ago, it is a thing of beauty, my wife is as happy as a pig in shit. I read your blog, I was a follower of SNN, I have any number of reasons to thank you, you should be in no doubt that you make a difference.
That’s about as good as it gets so THANK YOU!
So I’m suggesting if you’ve been following a blog or a writer for a while but they don’t know it, dash off a quick note or a tweet or something because I can tell you: it can and does make a real difference.
BTW if you’re looking for a few more reasons to drive an electric car Chris Payne slays a few myths in this great piece in the Washington Post.
1. The electric car is dead.
This myth is partly my fault, perpetuated by the title of my 2006 documentary, “Who Killed the Electric Car?” The signs back then weren’t promising. Under pressure from car companies and other lobbyists, California rolled back its Zero-Emission Vehicle mandate, which had helped get nearly 5,000 electric cars on the road. The change in the regulation freed carmakers to round up the cars they had leased — and then surreptitiously crush them.
Thankfully, it takes more than a crusher to kill a technology. Today, almost all the major automakers, along with a cast of new players, are investing in and building plug-in cars. California’s mandate has also made a comeback, and other states are considering similar rules.