http://www.guyinaroom.com/blog/2010/8/5/ev-enthusiasts-are-getting-it-wrong.html I wrote this as an indirect response to the FUD that got thrown in my direction when my "LOL OIL" vanity plate made me a pseudo-celebrity for one day while it was the top story on Digg. I was amazed by how many people still don't understand that coal-fired plants are cleaner than gas-burning cars, and also that it was generally assumed that my particular car was powered by coal, since here in California almost all of my energy comes from natural gas and nuclear sources. I read hundreds of comments that were written in response to my car's plate, and not a single one of them (aside from one I made myself) said anything about energy independence - the only debate in play was how green the car really was. I think we (the EV community at large) have made a big blunder in making the environment our primary talking point when we discuss the big picture with EVs. Why do we ignore the much less divisive issue of energy independence?