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Top US Environmental Advisor Jim Connaughton's 156-MPG PHEV Ride
Oct 13, 2006 (From the CalCars-News archive)
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We take every opportunity to give people the opportunity to experience the reality of a plug-in hybrid. President renews call for energy alternatives. Last week we had the opportunity to extoll their benefits by giving the President's top environmental advisor a test drive and a ride back from Silicon Valley meetings to San Jose Airport. He was very receptive to PHEVs -- and to the larger vision of electrification of transportation with renewable power, and tieing them together with "vehicle-to-grid."

Oct. 13, 2006, 3:56AM
President renews call for energy alternatives
By JULIE MASON
Houston Chronicle Washington Bureau
http://www.chron.com/­disp/­story.mpl/­business/­4255971.html

Jim Connaughton, chairman of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, told reporters on Air Force One that he drove a plug-in hybrid last week that got 156 miles to the gallon. "All of these technologies will enable a switch to renewable fuels, initially ethanol, increasingly biodiesel, and then ultimately, consistent with the president's State of the Union initiative, cellulosic ethanol, that can be made from a wide variety of plant materials and plant waste materials," he said.

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