During the Plug-in 2009 conference in Long Beach, California last week, the most passionate advocates for plugging in their cars came out in droves for the public night. Seems that once people get a taste of plugging in their car instead of sucking down fuel at the gas station, they really, really like it. The panel for the evening was made up of Chris Paine, director of Who Killed The Electric Car? and the forthcoming follow-up; Chelsea Sexton, star of the first film and well-known plug-in vehicle advocate, and a certain science guy named Bill Nye (L to R in the image above).
Just an example of who came to the public night: we saw at least three MINI Es pull into the parking garage, (there was another on the show floor and Bill Nye said he left his at home in favor of taking the train), as well as a Tesla Roadster and a converted PHEV Prius. These are the people we’ve been waiting for, and you can listen to the entire panel discussion after the jump.
Know who loves electric cars? Bill Nye the Science Guy originally appeared on Autoblog Green on Tue, 18 Aug 2009 19:56:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.