January 12th, 2007 13:22 EST
Will Says...Electric Cars run over by Hummer
After my comments yesterday about the Republicans, I got a few emails asking me if I thought I could come up with a plan for the Democrats, since they did not have anything concrete yet. Therefore, I will be throwing aside all comments on the War and politicians.
I was reading in USA Today a story about the NEW H4 Hummer, and I remembered talking to a friend of mine that works for the automobile company. He told me the new H4 was incredible. I asked if it was a Hybrid, but he just laughed. So, I corrected myself and said, “Well then, is that the one with the extra long bed in back for the barrels of oil?”
Right below the Hummer story was a story about the new movie called Death of the Electric Car — the new hummer story being the TOMBSTONE on the electric car’s grave. Anyhow, it occurred to me that the Hummer was getting all the positive press and the electric car the negative. This makes no sense to me. First of all, we have more plugs than we do gas stations. Second, electric cars are quiet and the hummer does anything but hum when you fire it up.
Gone with the combustion engine would be the romantic image of the auto mechanic, the grease monkey and that familiar question, “Can I change your oil?” “Yes, you can change it to a plug or solar panel.” I am looking forward to the day when I can pull up to a gas pump and be greeted by the Energizer Bunny. I would happily announce, “Charge it up!”
Now, golfers …
Everyone knows that the way the automotive industry makes money off their cars, is not by what you buy in the beginning, but rather by what falls off when you drive it. A note to the car manufacturers: if you think that electric cars would not make you enough money because there is not enough parts to replace or service, then just ask a golfer what it costs to add an air conditioner or a wet bar to their cart.
Now, I will be back on Monday with my daily comments. If the Democrats don’t tackle a war plan over the weekend I MIGHT take a shot at it.
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