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To: US Government, European Union Government, EPA, all applicable world governments, UN Panel on Climate Change
Zero Emission Vehicles Now
In light of the following: Tesla Motors has successfully designed and marketed zero emission vehicles with 250-300 mile charging range to thousands of satisfied customers, albeit expensive due to limited production capabilities. In addition Tesla has open sourced its technology so EVERY major auto manufacturer can mass produce Tesla like cars at a fraction of the cost owing to economy of scale and without paying any patent royalties to Tesla. Therefor the big auto manufacturers can start mass producing affordable zero emission vehicles NOW! Mandate zero emission standards on all passenger vehicles by all auto manufacturers by 2018-2019.
Why is this important?
According to some studies transportation contributes 27% of global pollution. Auto exhaust contributes extensively to C02 in the Earths atmosphere, along with deadly C01 and numerous other toxins compounding global climate change, adversely affecting ecosystems, human and non-human health globally.
The widespread use of mass produced zero emission vehicles will drastically improve our health, reduce health care costs, mitigate global climate change and environmental degradation in one stroke.