America’s consumption of gasoline is insatiable, which is, of course, the engine that drives the BPs of the world to search for more crude. Every dollar we spend at the gas pump is another request, from us to them, to go forth and seek more oil even though we all know that means drilling in more challenging areas.
For decades there were just too few options for breaking our addiction to oil.
But now, thanks to the Nissan Leaf, the Chevrolet Volt, the Ford Focus, the Mitsubishi iMiEV, and others, the electric vehicle (EV) will be available to consumers at the end of this year or in 2011. This means that the time has finally come when we, as individuals, can send a message to big oil that we will no longer be needing, at any cost to the environment, more of their fuel.
For a complete list of makes, models, prices, etc that will be available soon check out the Plug In America Vehicle Tracker here.
So if you are planning on buying a car in the near future why not delay that purchase until you can test drive an EV? If enough of us switch to EVs we can break our addiction to oil and prevent another Deepwater Horizon disaster.