Electric show promotes green cars


A march and a rally is set to take place in what’s being called the largest climate change demonstration of all time in New York City on Sunday.

Organizers say they expect at least 150,000 people, including more than 1,000 Canadians to march in demand of the U.S. getting on board with the upcoming round of climate control negotiations, scheduled for Paris in 2015.

On Saturday a smaller group of climate sensitive car enthusiasts got together in Etobicoke to tout the green benefits of electric cars.

The rally helped promote National Drive Electric Week, and the drive for cleaner, greener vehicles.

Niagara Falls resident John Glennie helped to organize the rally.

Glennie says now is the time to jump to electric due to several government incentives, and savings programs that make buying a vehicle, and installing a home-charging system comparable to buying a new gas powered vehicle.

He adds that driving electric is getting less expensive and more convenient.

One question many may ask is what to do with the batteries that power the vehicle, once they’ve surpassed their limit of usage.

Glennie says one solution is to recycle the batteries as storage units for solar powered homes.

A retired battery from an electric car can hold nearly 4,000 watts of stored power from solar panels or windmills, which enough to power the average home for several hours.


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Steve says:

we should be doing a political change demonstration instead.