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Green Festival 2012

 The Green Festival returned to Navy Pier in Chicago this year.  The highlight of the festival was the opportunity to test out the new Ford Focus Electric around the pier.  It drives quite well, is very quiet, but only gets around 70 miles to the charge.  As with most electric vehicles, they don’t offer too much milage outside of a few quick errands before needing to plug in again.  Until EVs can get up to 300+ miles to the charge, they will not be able to act as a primary vehicle for many people. 

Links

  • Green Festival : http://www.greenfestivals.org/chi/updates/
  • Solar Goose : http://www.solargoose.com/
  • Ford Focus Electric : http://www.ford.com/electric/focuselectric/2012/
  • Helios Solar Works : http://www.heliossolarworks.com/
  • Solar Service : http://www.solarserviceinc.com/
Photo

A photo (source: Green Festival website) of Rev. Jesse Jackson speaking in Chicago.  If I feel like playing a quick game of Where’s Waldo, I can spot myself in the crowd.
  • Green Festival
Categories: Green Festival