Dominion Resources, Inc. Video (Text Version)
Andrew F.: My wife's car broke down last summer and we were in the market for a new car. We live about thirty miles or so away from our work locations and we were looking for a car that was very fuel efficient so our decision was based purely on economics because this is by far the cheapest option for us to do all this driving. At this point now I'm almost never stopping to use any gasoline because my employer has actually developed a pilot program to offer recharging facilities at work which I pay a small fee to use but it allows me to make my thirty mile commute in every day. The vehicle is extremely fun to drive. It can accelerate extremely quickly and it's very quiet. It's a very smooth ride. The technology in the car is much more advanced especially once you get on the inside. It really is a different animal.
Melissa J.: I'm interested in the environment for obvious reasons. EPA says that 31% of all the CO2 emissions are with transportation which includes cars. I wanted to be part of the solution. They're a lot of fun to drive. They're very quiet. To compare them I think from a standpoint of driving on the highway, the acceleration is as fast or faster than a regular what they call an internal combustion automobile or ICE. And when you're driving in traffic you really can't tell the difference. Instead of a gas gauge you have an energy consumption gauge and that gauge will tell you (1) how many miles you can travel and (2) when the car breaks it will let you know how much energy is generated as a result of the regenerative breaking. My interest is peaked on the 100% electric because I will use it primarily for a commuter car.
Nazmi P.: It was a combination of being concerned about the environment, reducing our dependence on foreign oil, and other factors, even saving money. It's fun. Actually the car goes relatively fast. It's very comfortable, dependable, and you know it's really a fun experience, like a Porsche Boxster. It's about the same if not faster. You can actually feel the power in the acceleration once you start driving and I think it's probably much the same. It's like my cell phone. You know I come home, plug it in, and that's basically it. So I drive to work, come back home at night and plug it in after I've done my daily drive. It's been very easy. Practical, you know it saves money, it reduces our dependence on foreign oil. It helps the environment. I know that is somewhat controversial but to me it does. I would like to see more people driving them.