Wednesday, April 29, 2009

An Electrifying Comsumer Pledge

Here’s a promise Detroit’s “Threadbare Three” can take to the bank: The first American automaker to retool itself as “America’s All-Electric Car Company” earns a car purchase from me.

How about from you? And you and you....?

Until an auto manufacturer comes out with a credible, affordable exclusively all-electric product line and abandons the internal combustion engine, I’m walking and busing more and driving my 1999 Toyota RAV4 less — and into the grave. Mine or its.

Mind you, my deal isn’t about a token electric like the Chevrolet Volt. The company that gets my bucks must make a total electric-alternative energy commitment.

I strongly suspect that much of the public’s reluctant to purchase new cars results from the fear of technological obsolescence. We're waiting for, and in doing so, demanding change.

Who wants to buy a global-warmer, even a baby one that gets 35 mpg?

Talk about depreciation.

And who wants to continue to feed the polluting, profit-crazed maws of Exxon/Mobil, BP and Chevron? It's time to force these energy giants to convert to 100 percent electric. Every last watt of it generated by wind, sun and tide.

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