Letter: Plug-in electric vehicle events dispel misinformation

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Most of the money spent for gasoline in WNC leaves the region. Most of Buncombe County’s air pollution comes from cars and trucks. Much of the dark money that perverts our political system comes from the oil industry. Plug-in electric vehicles address all of these problems.

There are two types of PEVs. Battery electric vehicles run solely on electricity and must be recharged when their batteries get low, like cellphones. Plug-in hybrids run on electricity, too, but can either recharge like BEVs when their batteries get low or continue driving as long as there’s gas in the tank, like conventional cars and plugless hybrids.

Many people are dissuaded from buying PEVs by the clouds of mis- and disinformation that choke honest public discourse. But there’s an easy way to find the truth: Talk to people who actually drive PEVs. National Drive Electric Week brings PEV owners together with other interested parties.

Asheville’s NDEW event will be Friday, Oct. 1, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at A-B Tech. Blowing Rock’s will be Saturday, Oct. 2, 1-4 p.m., at Tanger Outlets. For more information, see driveelectricweek.org.

— Dave Erb


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2 thoughts on “Letter: Plug-in electric vehicle events dispel misinformation

  1. WNC

    Nothing wrong with electric cars in the right circumstances. This article seems to not point out that if you charge your car you will do it with the help of fossil fuels. Many electrical grind systems are at capacity and even having to use rolling blackouts in extremes of winter and summer. Which can literally cost loss of life and destruction from frozen water pipes.
    Batteries are improving but have used rare earth minerals often mined in poor countries under the worst environmental practices along with lack of safe human safety.

    • indy499

      Good points. More generally any articles or events self professed to be providing the truth rarely do.

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