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From: Al Lococo

To: Lenore.Devore@theledger.com

Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2008 2:07 PM

Subject: Plug-In Electric Cars Solve Problems, By LYNN EDWARD WEAVER



Plug-in, we have the technology,
the NiMH powered RAV4 EV is the proof.

This is an unusually accurate and good editorial.

At the same time, I have some criticism. Lithium battery technology, which is in its infancy as an EV battery, is mentioned as it always is. NiMH battery technology, which is a mature technology is ignored.

Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) are mentioned last in passing. They are our best proven solution. Plug-in Hybrids are a good alternative for those with only one car who occasionally need to travel more than 100 miles in a day.

BEVs are the best solution for those with two cars, one of which is a hybrid.

The Volt is mentioned as it always is. The Toyota RAV4 EV is ignored as it always is. The Volt is as real as the Batmobile. The Toyota Rave4 is proven in ten years of driving, in some cases over 100,000 miles by hundreds of owner drivers.

Watch "Who Killed The Electric Car", we can't solve the problem if we don't understand the history of the EV and the facts proven by years of use.

Al Lococo