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Letter: Fuel efficient cars really are the answer

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Posted: Wednesday, March 21, 2012 10:14 am

Everyone complains about gas prices yet the U.S. has imported oil since 1970. Gas cars are only 20 percent efficient, wasting the rest in heat, friction and pollution. If anyone is to blame it’s the big vehicles that waste the most and are most dangerous to everyone.

I drive an efficient all-electric five passenger Leaf; they are being made in Smyrna, Tenn. It goes 50-60 miles on a dollar of USA made electricity. I only charge up at night when there is excess in the grid and I’m sleeping. It only takes one-to-two hours with the local ECOtality charge EVSE connection.

We need choices and they are here now. The Tesla is an American made EV and they have the family S sedan and SUV model X being made this summer. They are faster and four times more efficient than other vehicles.

Jim Stack


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