Living Green DC/MD/VA Message Board › new to the tristate area... got a job plugging an environmental book
I'm an environmental activist new to the tristate area (just moved to Frederick), and new to the meetup site. I'm helping a local author promote his new book about electric vehicles. Do you know about the all-electric RAV4? Toyota built them with really powerful NiMH batteries, but the patents to the batteries fell in the hands of Chevron who sued Toyota (because electric cars are bad business for the oil industry). Before they stopped production though, a few were sold that are still running today.
Why is it important? Electric cars are cheaper, safer, cleaner, and more efficient than gas, hydrogen, and fuel-cell powered cars. Hybrids don't make sense either because combustion engines waste 80% of their energy. Instead of using gasoline engines to power an electric battery to power a car, we should be putting pressure on the government to force Chevron to let companies use the NiMH battery technology. This is a topic you NEED to inform yourself about.
I'm new to this website so I apologize if this message is to 'spamish' and inappropriate. Please don't write me off... I'm promoting this book because I really believe in this book, and I believe in electric cars as a solution to our out of control society of environmental destruction. I am interested in meeting new people interested in environmentalism and electric cars, and talking about these topics, and I really really think everyone should know about this stuff.
There are a lot of resources online to learn more about electric cars. The book I'm recommending is "Two Cents Per Mile" by local Marylander Nevres Cefo ( website: http://www.twocentspe... amazon: http://bit.ly/2centsp... ) It's a quick read, it's informative, it's interesting, and it provides a lot of good facts. Otherwise, I would suggest watching the movie "Who Killed The Electric Car". There are also a few good electric car blogs on the internet I can link anyone interested too. If you have any more questions about electric cars, feel free to e-mail me at 2centsbook (at) gmail.com , and for news about electric cars follow me on twitter at http://twitter.com/2c...
Thank you so much for your time.
Edited by jason brookes on Jul 8, 2009 12:39 PM