According to Miguel Sebastian, minister of industry, business and tourism, “Electric vehicles are the future and the driver of the industrial revolution.” I think he might have the Industrial Revolution confused with the green movement – but, we'll let that slide... Electric vehicles are certainly part of the future, but so is effective mass transit and a mind shift away from owning three vehicles per family. This is a great eco-friendly and economically-friendly move, but what is often more exciting are cool transit ideas various cities are implementing that have nothing to do with personal vehicles. Still, perhaps a few three wheelers will find homes here.
While the plan will cost some $381 million, it is expected to save about 6 million tons of oil over three years, an important, nearly $8 billion savings for a country that has spent, according to Sebastian, nearly $26.5 billion on oil in the past year alone.
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