I calculated the amount of CO2 I prevented from putting into the atmosphere by driving an electric vehicle since August 2015. Using the LEAF app and online portals I figure that I saved over 11,762 lbs (5.881 tons) of CO2 from getting into the air over driving a gas-powered car. My driving electric prevented almost six tons of CO2 from adding to global warming and climate change in Southern California.
I’m pleased to announce that I will be covering some exciting upcoming events in the coming months for Auto Futures where I have been promoted to contributing editor.
I like attending events because I get to learn new technology and meet interesting people. I also like being able to touch, feel, smell and drive new vehicles. If you will be at these events, you can contact me via youcanbookme or phone.
I have been writing for Auto Futures since the fall and I am pleased with our win/win relationship. It has been a pleasure working with content head Adrian Smith who has a wry sense of humor and understands what makes a great feature story. Trade shows can be exhausting but they are much more fun when you guided to scout out genius.
For example, after sharing that I had Vegas throat and sounded like by former landlady Mrs. Furlong—-Adrian Smith suggested a spin on my coverage of CES and that’s how I came up with the “That’s Entertainment” theme feature. I personally didn’t think that spending time at the “dog kissing booth” at the LA Auto Show was strange—but it did make my LA Auto Show round-up howl.
Four years ago, I bought new lithium-ion batteries for my cordless phone system and remote control for my sound system. Starting in February, the batteries in the cordless phone system would only allow me to talk on the phone for ten to twenty minutes depending upon the handset. The battery for remote for the sound system expanded causing the remote to no longer fit into the dock and cracked the case. I was able to buy three new batteries for the phone system for $5.99. The new battery for the sound system remote was $14.99. My 2013 Nissan LEAF will be five-years old in June, new batteries for my Nissan LEAF are $5,000!
CES is over but the reverberations of events at the one of the largest trade shows in the world is a lesson for all of us in the automotive industry.
We will be profiling more news about the events in future articles the most important thing to notice, however, is that the biggest news and best stories are from when something goes really wrong—such as a power outage in the main hall where are the TVs, big screens and technology companies are showing their wares.