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Electric Vehicles - what is stopping us in using fuel alternatives? Find out.


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Electric Vehicles

  1. 1. <ul><li>You probably experienced polution, it’s the smog and other contaminants that float in the air we breathe. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Alert, today the level of pollution in the air is high. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In some cities around the world such as Los Angeles, Mexico City and China, you can hear radio or TV alerts like the following... </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Children and the elderly should not go outside, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Those who practice an outdoor sport should not do so, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People with asthma should carry their inhalers at all times, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The rest should avoid going out, or wear a mask when doing so. </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>To solve this situation, a solution was created some 10 years ago. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>In 1996, the first electric cars were produced, the EV1 (Electric V ehicle 1). T hese were made in the USA by General Motors and started to traverse the roads of California. </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>These were fast cars, reaching 0 to 65mph in less than 9 seconds! </li></ul><ul><li>They were silent ! </li></ul>
  5. 6. <ul><li>They did not produce any type of pollution, they didn’t even have a tail pipe. </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>They could easily recharge at home from any 110v outlet, or at the mall; you even had preferred parking if you had one of these . </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>How was this possible? Why did it happen? </li></ul><ul><li>Ten years later these cars from the future disappeared. </li></ul><ul><li>In the first place you could not buy these cars, you could only lease them and when the lease was finished you did not have the option to buy them. </li></ul><ul><li>General Motors took back all the EV1s, in spite of the opposition of its users (on the t-shirt you can read: Save the EV1) </li></ul><ul><li>and later… </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>… DESTROYED… </li></ul>
  9. 10. … ALL THESE CARS!!!
  10. 11. <ul><li>In 1997 , Nissan presented the electric model Hypermini in a Tokyo show. </li></ul><ul><li>The city of Pasadena (California </li></ul><ul><li>USA ) purchased these vehicles for some of their city employees. </li></ul>It was well accepted for its easy parking ability as well as adaptability around the city.
  11. 12. <ul><li>The city tried to purchase the cars from Nissan, but Nissan refused the offer. </li></ul>...DESTROY THEM ! <ul><li>In the year 2006, the lease expired and the city of Pasadena needed to return the cars to Nissan. </li></ul><ul><li>Nissan recovered all the cars to later... </li></ul>
  12. 13. <ul><li>In 2005, all the lease contracts expired. </li></ul><ul><li>This electric 4x4 was a high quality vehicle and was well accepted by its users. </li></ul><ul><li>Toyota inmediatly recovered all the leased vehicles to later... </li></ul><ul><li>In 2003, Toyota decided to halt the production of the RAV4-EV. </li></ul><ul><li>(EV – Eléctric Vehicle) </li></ul>DESTROY THEM! !
  13. 14. <ul><li>Finally VICTORY! Toyota authorized those who had leased the RAV4-EV vehicles to buy them.  . </li></ul><ul><li>But then some US citizens got organized: </li></ul><ul><li>They created the “ DontCrush ” association to try to save the RAV4‑EV . </li></ul><ul><li>This association pressured Toyota during a 3-month period. </li></ul>
  14. 15. <ul><li>He was arrested and put in jail with a sentence of 22 years and 8 months for destroying 3 Hummers (American cars that consume a lot of gasoline). </li></ul><ul><li>While electric vehicles are destroyed, those using gasoline are well protected as we can see in the following: </li></ul><ul><li>In June of 2001, Jeffrey Luers, a 23-year old American activist for the defense of nature, had a sad experience. </li></ul><ul><li>He wanted to espress himself this way to make people realize the danger that these monsters represent to our planet. </li></ul>
  15. 16. The lobbies of the oil companies don’t want electric vehicles to survive... ...they want to keep up the oil rage in the middle east, all to protect the oil companies; they will continue to kill and destroy anything that get in their way, including us, with their polluting vehicles killing all the people on our planet!!!
  16. 17. <ul><li>Do you know the snowball effect? </li></ul><ul><li>Send this to 10 of your friends and have them send it to ten of theirs, and that way you will help spread the news around the world. </li></ul><ul><li>Action - 1: If you find this information helpful, then forward it to someone you know! </li></ul><ul><li>From now on there will be millions of people who will ask the question: Why are these electric cars made and then destroyed ? </li></ul><ul><li>Action - 2: Make the next vehicle you purchase an electric or at least a hybrid; demand from the dealer for it. </li></ul><ul><li>Do you want to breathe fresh air? Then do your part and forward this! The lobbyists are not as almighty as they seem to be. </li></ul>
  17. 18. <ul><li>SPREAD THE WORD !!! </li></ul>LET YOUR FRIENDS KNOW!!! MAKE OTHERS AWARE !!! <ul><li>Together we can fight for our rights to breathe clean air!. </li></ul>FIGHT TO SURVIVE!