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Green Cake! Green Cars! Party Down!

By queen
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008 at 9:08 am in Misc. Transportation.

This Friday, Bay Area commuters have a chance to party down and check out electric vehicles at Green Motors, the only all-electric dealership the Queen knows of in Northern California. It’s in Berkeley (of course), in a building formerly occupied by a Cadillac dealership (is that symbolic or what?) at 1500 San Pablo Avenue, starting at 5 p.m. (That’s a ZENN electric car on the left, BTW.)

Back in September, reader Jerry Jones of Berkeley tried out a ZENN car from this dealership courtesy of Medianews, and thought it was

great. Considering that he drives a Nissan Exterra, the price of driving doubtless engendered reverse sticker shock. With one of these babies, you don’t ever fuel up at the gas station. You charge it overnight, and ZENN representatives estimate that it costs about two or three cents a mile to operate. Electric cars have some major limitations – for example, you can’t drive a ZENN faster than 25 mph – but they can be useful. Let’s face it, we don’t when gas prices will go back up, but they probably will, plus driving a car with nearly zero emissions is good for the environment. If you plan to cruise by the party, the folks at Green Motors ask that you RSVP via Evite: http://www.evite.com/pages/invite/viewInvite.jsp?inviteId=NIWCLIKDOIUFKKKYQKTM&li=iq&src=email&trk=aei2

 

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