GM Official Bragged About Electric Car, Then Reporter Forced Her to Admit Where Charging Electricity Comes From

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The truth is that the high price of electric cars is not the only reason they’re not catching on. They require electricity to run. Lots and lots of electricity, in fact.

And we have General Motors spokeswoman Kristin Zimmerman to thank for letting the cat out of the bag.

During the unveiling of a new Chevy Volt last year, Zimmerman said, “Everybody thought we killed the electric vehicle.” She playfully added, “No, we didn’t. It’s alive and well.”

The smile quickly left her face when a reporter asked what source of electricity was being used to charge the vehicle.

“It’s coming from the building,” she replied.

The reporter clarified, “What’s your mix of power?”

“Lansing feeds power to the building,” she answered, hoping that would end the questioning.

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It didn’t.

Stopping herself before uttering the dirty word “coal,” Zimmerman said, “I betcha there’s a bit of co — they’re heavy on natural gas, aren’t they?”

Video of the exchange cuts to J. Peter Lark, an official with the Lansing Board of Power and Light, who set the reporter straight. He told him, “It would be charging off our grid, which is about 95 percent coal.”

Last week, thinking “it would be fun,” Wall Street Journal reporter Rachel Wolfe drove a Kia EV6 from New Orleans to Chicago. She wrote a story about her trip, which she titled, “I Rented an Electric Car for a Four-Day Road Trip. I Spent More Time Charging It Than I Did Sleeping.”

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www.westernjournal.com/gm-official-bragged-electric-car-reporter-forced-admit-charging-electricity-comes/

h/t Coastie Patriot

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