Plug-In America, the nation's leading electric vehicle advocacy group, has released three more PSAs, the last of a recent awareness campaign that humorously highlights the benefits of EVs, while taking some light-hearted jabs at gasoline-powered cars. The release of the videos was timed to coincide with President Obama's State of the Union address.
"President Obama and Congress have taken significant steps to incentivize plug-in vehicles," said Plug In America Legislative Director Jay Friedland. "We urge even bolder actions to sustain this vital new technology, which will help our economy in these challenging times."
The three new spots each spotlight a benefit of plug-in vehicle transportation. "Military" looks at the high cost of protecting America's petroleum assets; "Therapist" analyzes range anxiety; and "Tow Truck" extols the superior safety of plug-in vehicles.
Continue on to see the new videos. I think they are pretty funny!
This one is definitely my favorite. It really gets at the heart of the matter.
The concept behind this one is just silly, but I guess that's what makes it so good!
This one is truly brilliant, because it puts an unexpected twist on the range anxiety debate.
Plug In America is a nonprofit organization that works to accelerate the shift to plug-in vehicles powered by clean, affordable, domestic electricity, in order to reduce our dependence on petroleum, and improve the environment. For more information, you can visit pluginamerica.org.
(Our December article, contains detailed info about the organization and the videos, including the fact that the videos, which spoof the ever-popular "Mac vs. PC" ads, were produced by Plug-In America volunteers, many of whom are also long-time EV owners. You can view the first three PSAs there, as well.)
Steve Puma is Director of Business Development for SABA Motors, and a sustainability writer/consultant. His work focuses (mostly) on clean transportation, including Plug-In Electric Vehicles, something he is very passionate about.
Steve holds an MBA in Sustainable Management from Presidio Graduate School and a BA in Computer Science from Rutgers University. You can learn more about Steve by reading his blog, or following his tweets.
<em><a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">Steve Puma</a> is a sustainable business consultant and writer.
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