Johnson’s column inaccurate, Prius owner says
To the Editor:
I am writing to address Fred Johnson's July 2nd column entitled "The Electric Car Folly" and to correct some inaccurate assumptions he made in its writing. I own a Prius, which is a hybrid car, half electric and half gas. My car does not ever require plugging into an electricity source. It is made with a battery that generates energy when it is driven. True, there are some cars made to be plugged in, but they do not go far and thus are not very practical. Fortunately, automotive
technology has advanced way beyond that point. If we have more hybrid or fully electric cars we will be, in fact, using both less gasoline and less electricity (which is needed to operate the gasoline industry). We will also be protecting the quality of our air and becoming less dependent on foreign oil-producing nations. We can save ourselves money at the pump while conserving our natural resources and becoming a more self-sustaining country.