January 6, 2012

Hey, EVs Don't TOTALLY Suck!

Maggie Koerth-Baker, BoingBoing


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As a Midwesterner and someone who has been paying a lot of attention to energy issues, I read Joel Johnson's recent Jalopnik essay with interest. "You're Not Alone. America Hates Electric Cars," is a pretty provocative title. But, as with most provocative titles, it doesn't really capture what Johnson is actually trying to say. So my response to this is not going to be exactly what you might expect.

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TAGGED: Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt, EVs, Electric Vehicles

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