In The Climate for Change, the Op/Ed centerpiece of yesterday’s New York Times, Al Gore posits the recent election as a springboard for another “fateful choice”: how to save the human race from global warming. Reminiscent of the call from Thomas Friedman in The Power of Green, Gore suggests that a “green” economy means to solve both the climate crisis and the economic crisis. As the cornerstone of such an economy, he proposes a plan “to repower America with a commitment to producing 100 percent of our electricity from carbon-free sources within 10 years.”
The plan consists of five parts. One of them? Plug-in hybrids.
Gore writes, “We should help America’s automobile industry (not only the Big Three but the innovative new startup companies as well) to convert quickly to plug-in hybrids that can run on the renewable electricity that will be available as the rest of this plan matures.”
Innovative new startups? While he certainly means OEMs like Aptera and Tesla, aftermarket PHEV conversions are equally known, more established, and available now. I couldn’t help but think Mr. Gore caught a glimpse of the article on Luscious Garage printed in the Times only four days earlier.
“Luscious is a secular temple built to serve hybrids… But [LG’s] forte is converting them to plug-in hybrids, which are functionally all-electric cars that can go 12 to 15 miles… (If you go farther, the gasoline motor kicks back in.)”
For more on plug-in hybrids and why they make so much sense, check out the wiki
For more information on LG conversions, check out the blog