Kudos to Sarah Gilliam and her colleagues at the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy for installing a public, solar-powered, electric-vehicle charging station at 46 Orchard St. [“Asheville Drivers Go Electric,” Sept. 14, Xpress]. But she forgot to mention one vital fact: There’s no charge to charge there!
EVs use so little energy that even profit-driven businesses like Ingles, Earth Fare and Whole Foods can give the juice away for free, just to attract customers into their stores. Imagine how quickly they’d go bankrupt if they gave away gasoline.
And then, imagine a day when we stop sending billions of dollars to people with names like Bin Laden; when we bring our patriotic sons and daughters home from the Middle East, alive and unharmed, once and for all. Thanks to SACE (cleanenergy.org) and the Blue Ridge EV Club (blueridgeevclub.com) for lighting the way.
— Dave Erb