[Oeva-list] EV's in the news
Theoldcars at aol.com
Theoldcars at aol.com
Wed Aug 22 12:10:30 PDT 2012
Your reply to Rhonda is not considering the big picture.
You need to stand back a bit further to take it all in.
Why bring up the manufacturing of no electric vehicles here in Oregon. Can
you name any major ICE manufacturer making vehicles here? This is an issue
with the state of Oregon not being competitive with other states. The Leaf
as you point out is currently being made in Japan but it will soon be made
in Tennessee as well as the batteries. It could have been Oregon and
something like that would have been just huge for the state.
As far as made in the USA. Last year the vehicle that has the most parts
and labor from the United States is the Toyota Camry. This does not directly
help Oregon's economy but it is better for our nation's economy which in
the long run helps us. I bring this up because often our perceptions can be
different then the real world. I am sure most people would just assume it
was GM or Ford was the most US made vehicle.
The bigger picture then where a vehicle is made is the fuel a vehicle uses
for energy and where that energy comes from. Electric is made locally here
in Oregon or at least in the Northwest. The generation and maintenance of
providing electric employs a very large number of local jobs. Its money
that is not shipped out overseas or makes us dependant on other countries. We
can produce all our energy needs here if EVs is the path more people chose
Most people don't think or care about the amount of energy it takes to
drive a vehicle. Their main concern is going to the places they spend their
time for what ever they need to do. Most will only change to an EV when the
cost of an ICE impacts their ability to fill the tank to meet their daily
transportation needs. Little thought is given to the long term costs, damage
and the security of United States for not being self sufficient. While I
agree NG is better then oil. Electric is by far the better option.
This is an EV list. I believe most people here have similar points of view
and any further comments by myself is just repeating what most here
already believe. I could be wrong but that is my perception.
In a message dated 8/20/2012 11:33:43 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
oeva-list-request at oeva.org writes:
From: oeva-list-bounces at oeva.org [mailto:oeva-list-bounces at oeva.org] On
Behalf Of Steve's Account
Sent: Sunday, August 19, 2012 10:33 PM
To: Rhonda Walton
Cc: oeva-list at oeva.org
Subject: Re: [Oeva-list] Think EV's in the news.
(Local jobs? Nissan makes Leaf's in Japan.. Volt's in Mich.. Think's in
Scandanavia.. humm.. not my idea of local.. :-)
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