Green, mean, electric machine

by Malou Liwanag-Aguilar/AJPress
SAN JOSE, CA – Two worlds came together last Saturday, July 26, in the continued effort to address the issue of climate change. At the San Jose Green Street Car Show organized by New America Media (NAM), the ethnic media was given an opportunity to discuss with panelists the importance of learning how to drive green.

Panelists from the Bureau of Automotive Repair (BAR), car experts and environmental activitists which include Robert Garzee, Chairman and CEO of Synergy EV, Inc. and Chris Paine, director of the documentary film, Who Killed the Electric Car? They discussed with the media the importance of merging the car industry and the environmental world to bring about the change in global warming.“This is a great way to come together and share new ideas,” said Danny Hernandez, Program Representative and Repair Investigator for the BAR. He was referring to reaching the message across about converting gasoline and diesel vehicles to electric vehicles or EVs.

“People are being innovative in their own backyards,” Hernandez said, pointing out to a yellow and purple Porsche, which was converted by its owner as an EV using the EV kit.

Chris Paine, director of Who Killed the Electric Car?, also had his own views about his film and the movement in “greening” the automotive industry. An award-winning documentary, the film was described by The New York Times as “a murder mystery, a call to arms and effective inducement to rage.” Paine’s film investigates the events leading to the destruction of new, radically efficient electric vehicles.

EVs can run from 40 to 120 miles, depending on the size of batteries. They draw electricity from batteries to power an electric motor to propel the vehicle, generating zero tailpipe emissions and up to 99 percent lower emissions than gasoline and diesel vehicles. It is also seen as answer to reducing America’s dependence on oil.


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