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Jay Leno argues for Tesla and the adoption of EVs: ‘There’s almost no reason to have a gas car’
https://www.teslarati.com/jay-leno-shar ... -gas-cars/
Tesla’s reliability praised by Jay Leno who now sees electric cars as ‘the future’
https://electrek.co/2019/08/07/teslas-r ... he-future/
Leno maintained that electric cars are inevitable, in the same way that it was inevitable for the internal combustion engine to overtake steam engines in the past. With several territories in the world such as Europe and China aggressively pushing for the widespread adoption of electric cars, Leno noted that children born today would likely not grow up in a world where internal combustion cars are commonplace
“I mean, the advantage of electricity. I have a Tesla. I’ve had it for three years. I’ve never done anything. There’s no fluids to change. There’s nothing.
You know, For new technology to succeed, it can’t be equal. It’s got to be better. And they’ve (Tesla) sort of solved the battery problem. It can go 350 to 400 miles at a charge. There’s no maintenance. They’re faster than the gas car. So there’s almost no reason to have a gas car unless you’re doing long-haul duty,”
“We live in a world now where every year, you lose about 5% of the new car companies. In the mid-teens, there were 350 car companies in the United States. Every year since then, two or three of them dropped out. I mean, just in my lifetime, we’ve lost Oldsmobile, we’ve lost Pontiac, we’ve lost Saturn. There’s a whole bunch that just disappeared.
“So here comes a brand new car company, so that’s impressive. It’s a tough business to get into; and the fact that Tesla is making a go of it and quite successfully, I think is impressive and should be applauded. We’re becoming like the British — we like noble failures. I would watch, listen to these radio talk shows just tear Tesla apart; and I go, ‘Here’s a guy, building an American car in America, using American labor. Why are you not rooting for it to be successful? Why do you wish it would fail?’ I don’t quite understand,” he said.
That should help greatly with public awareness, coming from a famous celebrity with a knack for amassing a huge car collection.
Blast that knowledge across old cable networks, lots of older people need to see the message and get educated!