Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Plug In America Reports on EV Legislation
and here is their monthly newsletter in case you do not get it in your email which you should! Keep your eye on the federal bills mentioned below and let's all think about the model state legislation coming out of California. Dan Davids who is the hard-working president of Plug in America wrote what follows but I agree with it 100%.
The modest retrenchment of gasoline prices from recent highs comes as good news to consumers already stretched thin, but we at Plug In America remain convinced the overall cost trend for petroleum-based fuels is upward. In the face of rising worldwide demand and dwindling discoveries of new oil fields, hopes for a return to cheap gas are folly at worst and poor planning at best.
The solution, of course, is to get more plug-in vehicles on the road so that more people can enjoy the many benefits of driving electric, not the least of which is a dramatic reduction in fuel cost. The production hiccups caused by the Japan earthquake are quickly being corrected by Nissan and GM. The makers of the Leaf and Volt, respectively, say they’re on track to deliver all their 2011 production commitments. This is good news for the EV car segment.
This month’s newsletter shines the light on the activities of our ever-busy legislative arm. With EVs slated for delivery in more states, we’re seeing a significant increase in requests for our expertise in this area. If you haven’t officially joined Plug In America yet, please consider doing so today. Your donation helps us continue this vital policy work across the country.
Thank you for supporting the cause of plug-in vehicles.
Plug In America On the Road
Plug In America co-founder Paul Scott will speak on June 14 at Automotive News magazine’s Green Car Conference in Novi, Mich. Paul will be joined by what the leading trade journal calls some of the other “most influential leaders in area of sustainability in the automotive world.” These experts include Tony Posawatz, Vehicle Line Director, Chevrolet Volt and Global Electric Vehicle Development, General Motors; Nancy Gioia, Director, Global Electrification, Ford Motor Company; and Bill Reinert, National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Manager, Toyota Motor Sales, USA.