Slide 1: You probably experienced polution, it’s the smog and other contaminants that float in the air we breathe. Alert, today the level of pollution in the air is high. In some cities around the world such as Los Angeles, Mexico City and China, you can hear radio or TV alerts like the following... Children and the elderly should not go outside, Those who practice an outdoor sport should not do so, People with asthma should carry their inhalers at all times, The rest should avoid going out, or wear a mask when doing so. Slide 2: To solve this situation, a solution was created some 10 years ago. Slide 3: In 1996, the first electric cars were produced, the EV1 (Electric Vehicle 1). These were made in the USA by General Motors and started to traverse the roads of California. Slide 5: These were fast cars, reaching 0 to 65mph in less than 9 seconds! They were silent! Slide 6: They did not produce any type of pollution, they didn’t even have a tail pipe. Slide 7: They could easily recharge at home from any 110v outlet, or at the mall; you even had preferred parking if you had one of these. Slide 8: How was this possible? Why did it happen? Ten years later these cars from the future disappeared. In the first place you could not buy these cars, you could only lease them and when the lease was finished you did not have the option to buy them. General Motors took back all the EV1s, in spite of the opposition of its users (on the t-shirt you can read: Save the EV1)
and later… Slide 9: …DESTROYED… Slide 10: …ALL THESE CARS!!! Slide 11: In 1997, Nissan presented the electric model Hypermini in a Tokyo show. The city of Pasadena (California
USA ) purchased these vehicles for some of their city employees. It was well accepted for its easy parking ability as well as adaptability around the city. Slide 12: The city tried to purchase the cars from Nissan, but Nissan refused the offer. ...DESTROY THEM ! In the year 2006, the lease expired and the city of Pasadena needed to return the cars to Nissan. Nissan recovered all the cars to later... Slide 13: In 2005, all the lease contracts expired. This electric 4x4 was a high quality vehicle and was well accepted by its users. Toyota inmediatly recovered all the leased vehicles to later... In 2003, Toyota decided to halt the production of the RAV4-EV.
(EV – Eléctric Vehicle) DESTROY THEM! ! Slide 14: Finally VICTORY! Toyota authorized those who had leased the RAV4-EV vehicles to buy them. ?. But then some US citizens got organized: They created the “DontCrush” association to try to save the RAV4-EV. This association pressured Toyota during a 3-month period. Slide 15: He was arrested and put in jail with a sentence of 22 years and 8 months for destroying 3 Hummers (American cars that consume a lot of gasoline). While electric vehicles are destroyed, those using gasoline are well protected as we can see in the following: In June of 2001, Jeffrey Luers, a 23-year old American activist for the defense of nature, had a sad experience. He wanted to espress himself this way to make people realize the danger that these monsters represent to our planet. Slide 16: The lobbies of the oil companies don’t want electric vehicles to survive... ...they want to keep up the oil rage in the middle east, all to protect the oil companies; they will continue to kill and destroy anything that get in their way, including us, with their polluting vehicles killing all the people on our planet!!! Slide 17: Do you know the snowball effect? Send this to 10 of your friends and have them send it to ten of theirs, and that way you will help spread the news around the world. Action - 1: If you find this information helpful, then forward it to someone you know! From now on there will be millions of people who will ask the question: Why are these electric cars made and then destroyed ? Action - 2: Make the next vehicle you purchase an electric or at least a hybrid; demand from the dealer for it. Do you want to breathe fresh air? Then do your part and forward this! The lobbyists are not as almighty as they seem to be. Slide 18: SPREAD THE WORD !!! LET YOUR FRIENDS KNOW!!! MAKE OTHERS AWARE !!! Together we can fight for our rights to breathe clean air!. FIGHT TO SURVIVE!