But what are we doing, on a real, actionable basis, to noticeably improve our way of life and better our nation in a real and permanent way? What can we do? In many ways we are too busy just working and caring for our families to be able to do anything that would make any huge difference in our society’s quality of life. Aren’t we?
But what if we could, without much work at all, make a small change in our individual lives, that would contribute greatly to the well being of our nation, and significantly improve the lifestyle of everyone of our fellow citizens? Could it be one of the best ways to “wave our flag”? Would we do it? Would you do it?
Every year we give billions of our hard earned money away to foreign countries, in many cases, countries that don’t even like us.
Of course, I’m talking about oil. What else is that big and powerful and costly and breeds that much competition from country to country?
Every Indian citizen who drives a oil based car gives over Rs 600,000 over their lifetime - away to people who are trying to destroy our nation. “Fueling” their efforts, quite literally.
In addition to having to buy their oil, we also spend huge money to refine oil, transport oil and that same oil pollutes our cities and towns.
How patriotic is it of us to succumb to the will of our enemies, every time we pull up to a petrol pump?
Of course, I’m going talk about electric vehicles. Anyone who knows me knows I’m always talking about EV's. If not for their obvious solution to the climate crises, which helps the whole planet, then about the huge health benefits of reduced pollution right here where we live, - which again, is another patriotic issue!
If I’m not talking about the smooth quiet ride and the high-torque fun performance, then I’m usually explaining to everyone about the low running costs.
So, all we have to do, (for the short-term, until we start to run out of oil –since oil is finite, it took millions of yrs. to make it, and we’re burning thru it quite fast) is just replace a third of our driving with electric driving. Electricity can be totally renewable as easily as putting a few solar panels on your roof to off-set the total cost of charging the car each day. The oil companies can (and will) simply diversify and get into the solar-makin’ business, and everybody’s still happy!
Pure electrics’ currently only go 60 to hundred kilometers, so not everyone can utilize them yet. But remember, we only need to replace A THIRD of our km driven, so, for example, the most likely first customers are two-car households or people who ride petrol motor cycles and scooters. I know many people who have eliminated OIL from their lives and drive electric. You can always rent a petrol car for those sporadic, unknown range requirements, and some days needs to drive over 100 kms out of town.
Having said that, by using the ReChargeIndia mobile app, many EV owners go beyond 100 km on their EVs!
But if you’re a patriotic Indian and want our country to succeed in so many ways by simply getting our oil use down to a sustainable, domestically produced level, then please consider how surprisingly easily you could adapt to some electric transportation.
So please, for the sake of our country as a whole, and to help you save thousands of rupees/yr., consider making the ultimate patriotic statement, and reduce your oil use by a third, right now, and start driving electrically. It’s easier than you think. If you have any questions about it, do contact us here at PluginIndia!