Renault and Nissan, who happen to be partner auto companies, and who both are developing electric cars the Fluence and the Leaf, came out with the same clever advertisement: “What if everything we use ran on gas?” The ads are designed to coincide with the launching of both the Renault EV series of electric cars and Nissan’s Leaf, which is currently not scheduled to be introduced into the Middle East. The Renault Fluence electric model, with the help of the Better Place electric car technology company, is about to begin selling in Israel by late summer.
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The clever Nissan and Renault advertisements showed people what it would be like if items currently powered by electricity were powered by gasoline engines instead.
Watching people shaving or drying their hair with shavers or dryers powered by smoke belching gasoline motors, is enough to make you retch.
This also is true for large offices where all the computers, copy machines, telephones, and other appliances we take for granted as being powered by electricity were powered by fossil fuels instead. The noise and smoke is enough to drive you mad.
The clincher of these, of course is to tell people that since electricity plays such an important part of our lives to run all these appliances, why not use this clean quieter power source to power the cars we drive as well.
What the ad doesn’t tell you, however, is that fossil fuels, including natural gas still produces most electricity. Nuclear energy, another widely used electricity fuel source showed everyone its tragic consequences by the meltdown of three nuclear reactors at a nuclear power plant in Japan .
But this issue is not at the forefront of either Renault or Nissan’s efforts to put thousands of electric cars on the roads of Europe or Japan in the next few years. What produces that electricity will hopefully one day be coming from renewable energy sources, most likely the sun.
Watch the ads below. They are fun!
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