Fact: The gas fueled, internal combustion cars typically driven by Americans have deteriorated our environment.
Think About It: Global warming can be halted with the zero emission 100% Electric Vehicles (EVs) that are made with NiMH batteries whose use is currently being suppressed by Chevron Oil Corporation.
Fact: GM has been given $50Billion worth of our tax payer bail out money.
Think About It: In 1996, GM had the car of the century, the EV1. The EV1 ran due to the NiMH battery patents acquired by Chevron Oil Corporation. GM crushed ALL OF THEIR CARS shortly thereafter. Why are our tax dollars paying to bail out our automotive industry when our same tax dollars paid for the invention of the NiMH batteries?
Fact: In 2005 alone Chevron grossed over $125 Billion (Up 35% from 2004).
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Fact: President Obama’s stimulus plan includes The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act that grants $2Billion to battery research.
Think About It: The NiMH battery technology is proven with the past ten years of high performance of Toyota RAV 4 EVs made with NiMH batteries. Why waste more of our tax dollar money on technology we already have? Wouldn’t that money be better spent on our ailing health care system?
Fact: President Obama can exercise Eminent Domain and /or Compulsory Licensing over the NiMH battery patents. This would definitely serve the greater good and we are at war, we are at dual-war actually.
Think About It: The government has exercised Eminent Domain and /or Compulsory Licensing during much less desperate times and for purposes serving much less of the greater good. Yes, it comes at a price, but the amount paid to Chevron would be much less than ongoing cost of Reign of Big Oil.
Fact: Over 30,000 U.S. soldiers have been injured or killed during the Iraq War.
Think About It: What was this war all about? Why are our soldiers dying to preserve Iraqi Oil Fields when we have the battery patents to an emission free, alternative energy technology RIGHT NOW!
Fact: You have not written your letter to President Obama yet imploring him to exercise Eminent Domain and /or Compulsory Licensing over the NiMH battery patents that would finally and truly free America from its dependence on foreign oil.
Think About It: What are you waiting for? Read Two Cents per Mile: Will President Obama Make it Happen With the Stroke of a Pen? For further research go to: http://twocentspermile.org/
Great videos of owners of 100% EVs at: http://www.twocentspermile.org/?page_id=79
Fact: Your family and friends need to be aware of this issue...pass it on!
- U.S. House of Representatives
- U.S. Senate
- President of the United States
Dear President Obama,
The state of the U.S. automobile industry, our economy, the current wars, and the global environment weigh heavily on you as our leader and on me as a concerned citizen. There is a solution to these issues that takes action on your part. I want you to exercise Eminent Domain and/or Compulsory Licensing over NiMH battery patents for electric cars currently owned by Chevron Corporation.
I am appreciative of your efforts in reducing hydrogen funding however, in light of the below information, the “stimulus” money dedicated to “battery research” is an extreme waste and a slap in the face to hard working Americans. I implore you to please take this “BOLD, SWIFT ACTION” and stop the waste already….let’s get America on track NOW!
In 1997, Toyota began manufacturing the RAV4-EV (a 100% Electric Vehicle) using the standard RAV4 sport utility vehicle frame and design. The vehicles are powered by the U.S. invented and patented Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) battery. Some of these cars are still on the road today (2009), driven by everyday Americans and utilized by American companies, exceeding performance expectations. NiMH batteries are the most powerful and advanced traction batteries in the world. Owned by Chevron, the battery patent is being prohibited for use in 100% electric vehicles with long driving range per charge; only small capacity versions are being used in hybrids.
Chevron saw the production of these vehicles as a huge threat to the gas-powered internal combustion engine (ICE) economy that they have worked for so long to perfect. That’s why in 2001, GM and Chevron sued Toyota and Panasonic to stop using large capacity NiMH batteries. This lawsuit effectively shut down production of the RAV4-EV and all other 100% electric vehicles utilizing this technology. These are the vehicles that will free the U.S.A. from dependence on foreign oil, position us as a leader in electric car development, save lives, save the environment, and dramatically stimulate the U.S. economy.
Over the past ten years, these batteries have proven to provide safe, reliable, economical, and environmentally friendly transportation in hundreds of existing Toyota RAV4-EVs and their American users/owners can attest to this. In light of the current state of the US economy, national security and global ecology, it would serve the greater good of America, as well as the world, to unleash these patents for immediate use in 100% electric cars and to allow for further research in an already proven technology.
Thank you for your immediate action in this matter.
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