Oct 13, 2006 (From the CalCars-News archive)
We take every opportunity to give people the opportunity to experience the reality of a plug-in hybrid. President renews call for energy alternatives. Last week we had the opportunity to extoll their benefits by giving the President's top environmental advisor a test drive and a ride back from Silicon Valley meetings to San Jose Airport. He was very receptive to PHEVs -- and to the larger vision of electrification of transportation with renewable power, and tieing them together with "vehicle-to-grid."
Oct. 13, 2006, 3:56AM
President renews call for energy alternatives
By JULIE MASON
Houston Chronicle Washington Bureau
Jim Connaughton, chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, told reporters on Air Force One that he drove a plug-in hybrid last week that got 156 miles to the gallon. "All of these technologies will enable a switch to renewable fuels, initially ethanol, increasingly biodiesel, and then ultimately, consistent with the president's State of the Union initiative, cellulosic ethanol, that can be made from a wide variety of plant materials and plant waste materials," he said.
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