Nissan Leaf – Electric Car Tour Coming to Raleigh 1/29&30

Yeah for electric cars!  No emissions & no gas is great, right?  I’m not sold yet.  They still require us to tear down the Appalachians to get the coal that makes the electricity.  And I expect the argument for public transportation will take a big hit as these cars become more common.  Why would a culture that loves to drive support spending billions on new infrastructure when they drive a car with a cute green name like Leaf that doesn’t make exhaust and never goes to the gas station.  The impacts are out of sight and out of mind.  They encourage sprawl.
And how classically american is it that McDonald’s is hosting charging stations…GET FAT & GET CHARGED.