Gas shortages in New York plagued drivers dependent on gasoline. Those driving the Nissan LEAF, an all-electric vehicle, were able to survive without it.
Online PR News – 20-November-2012 – Newburgh, NY – After Hurricane Sandy hit a couple weeks ago, the American Northeast was plagued with massive amounts of destruction, power outages, flooding, and despair. Add to that a shortage of gasoline, and there is a recipe for disaster.
Even as late as this past weekend, the gas shortage was affecting people all throughout New York. Lines to fill up at fuel stations were miles long, even in the middle of the night. People found themselves unable to commute to work, to school, to the groceries, to safety—or at least people without the Nissan LEAF, that is.
The LEAF is a 100% electric vehicle, meaning no gasoline is necessary to power the car. One New York LEAF driver, Varun Bhatia of Long Island, admitted, “I didn't realize I would be the only one driving for a couple of days and everybody else would be just in a tough position.”
Bhatia went on to say, “It made them all realize how dependent we are on gas. Because kids our age, even adults, they don't realize how dependent we are on gasoline.”
Unfortunately, it may have taken a hurricane to make the American people wake up and see that this is not working. Gasoline cannot be the only—or even the most important—source of power for vehicles. The electric alternative is better for the environment, cheaper, and removes mankind’s dependence on gasoline.
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