Published by Truth to Tell - August 30, 2010
We’ve talked before on TruthToTell about Peak Oil and the inevitability of higher prices at the pump, not to mention the rapid depletion of easily accessible supplies of crude oil and our voracious appetite for the black blood of the earth here in the good old USofA. The slow transition of some US vehicle manufacturers to hybrid gas/electric automobiles has spawned some serious interest in driving greener and cleaner.
The purchase of a Prius to make driving greener by using hybrid gas/electric technology is seen as but the first step to moving off petroleum-based transportation. Now comes ReGo – a homegrown company taking the Prius – and, eventually, they hope, all hybrids, nay, all vehicles – to the highest possible level of green efficiency: extending the electric part of the Prius by a factor of ten and turning 40 MPG to 85 MPG and more – with just an extension cord to your standard home or garage outlet.
TTT’s Andy Driscoll and Lynnell Mickelsen (who owns a Prius) talk with ReGo Electric conversion partners Shayna Berkowitz and Alex Danovitch about what makes this technology so innovative and where it may take us next, and Ken Bradley, Director of Environment Minnesota, a statewide, citizen-based environmental advocacy organization and sponsor of the 2010 report, “Plug-In Cars: Powering America Toward a Cleaner Future.”, all talking about the future of personal transportation.