First PHEV Book: Pre-Order Now/Nov 12 in SF Buy/Hear Author Sherry Boschert
- Plug-in Hybrids: The Cars that Will Recharge
America, by Sherry Boschert (New Society
Publishers) will be published November 9. CalCars
is featured prominently in the book, along with
many of the groups we list at
looking forward to seeing it as much as all of you are!)
The book will be on sale for the first time
November 10-12 at the San Francisco Green
the world's largest environmental expo, San
Francisco Concourse Exhibition Center, 635 8th St (at Brannan St)
The book will be on sale in independent
bookstores around December 1 and in chain
bookstores around December 11. You can pre-order
the book in the following ways:
* It's $15 at
you can donate $75 to Plug In America and get an
autographed copy with your Plug In America
membership. (See that URL for other combinations
that include the book and an autographed copy of
the forthcoming DVD "Who Killed the Electric Car?")
* At the author's website
<http://www.sherryboschert.com/>, until Nov. 9,
it's $11.53 + shipping and handling, and tax if you live in California.
* Or come to one of the events where Sherry will
be speaking and/or signing the book.
Sherry will speak at the SF Green Festival on
Sunday, Nov. 12 at 4 p.m. and sign copies of the
(People from CalCars and others will be there as
well.) Friday-Sunday, come to the SF Electric
Vehicle Assocation booth <http://www.sfeva.org/>.
She will be selling and signing books Saturday,
November 18 at a day-long workshop on electric
vehicles being organized by San Francisco City College.
On Sunday, November 26 she will speak about
plug-in vehicles at the 2006 San Francisco Mensa
Regional Gathering, where the book will be on sale.
In Southern California, the book also will be
sold at the world's largest (and free!)
Alternative Car and Transportation Expo in Santa
Monica, Saturday-Sunday December 9-10, 2006
<http://www.altcarexpo.com>. Look for the author
and her book at the Plug In America booth.
You can help spread the word about plug-in
hybrids by asking local organizations and
bookstores to host a reading by the author,
linking your website to
<http://www.sherryboschert.com/>, or inviting
reviewers to read Plug-in Hybrids: The Cars that
Will Recharge America. To coordinate appearances,
contact the author at info@....
ABOUT THE BOOK AND THE AUTHOR:
Here's the publisher's write-up at for Plug-in
Hybrids: The Cars that Will Recharge America
A politically polarized America is coming
together over a new kind of car -- the plug-in
hybrid that will save drivers money, reduce
pollution, and increase U.S. security by reducing dependence on imported oil.
Plug-in Hybrids points out that, whereas hydrogen
fuel-cell cars won't be ready for decades, the
technology for plug-in hybrids exists today.
Unlike conventional hybrid cars which can't run
without gasoline, plug-in hybrids use gasoline or
cheaper, cleaner, domestic electricity - or both.
Although not yet for sale, demand for plug-in
hybrids is widespread, coming from characters
across the political spectrum, such as:
* Chelsea Sexton, the automotive insider: working
for General Motors, Sexton fought attempts to
destroy the all-electric EV1 car and describes
how car companies are resisting plug-in hybrids
-- and why they'll make them anyway.
* Felix Kramer and the tech squad: Kramer started
a non-profit organization using the Internet to
tap into a small army of engineers who built the first plug-in Prius hybrids.
* R. James Woolsey, former CIA director and
national security hawk: seeing the end of oil
supplies looming, Woolsey is demanding plug-in
hybrids to wean us from petroleum.
Cautioning that the oil and auto companies know
how to undermine the success of plug-in car
programs to protect their interests, the book
gives readers tools to ensure that plug-in
hybrids get to market -- and stay here.
SHERRY BOSCHERT has been an award-winning medical
news reporter in the San Francisco bureau of
International Medical News Group, a division of
Elsevier, since 1991. A committed
environmentalist, the addition of solar panels to
her roof led her to buy an electric car and to
co-founding the San Francisco Electric Vehicle
Association, of which she is President.
"This is an important book. As a historian I was
intrigued by the history; as a reader I was
charmed by the writing; as a citizen I was
outraged by the auto industry's duplicity. If you
think your car should get a few more MPG (like 30
more!), plug into Plug-in Hybrids. It will recharge your political batteries."
- Martin J. Sherwin, Pulitzer Prize-winning
co-author of American Prometheus: The Triumph and
Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer, and professor of history at Tufts University.
"Sherry Boschert does a great job of showing how
shifting to hybrid plug-in cars can sharply
reduce gasoline use, dependence on imported oil,
and carbon emissions. If we simultaneously build
thousands of wind farms across the country,
feeding cheap electricity into the grid, we can
then run our cars on wind energy and at a
gasoline equivalent price of less than $1 per
gallon. What are we waiting for?"
Lester R. Brown, President, Earth Policy
Institute, and author of Plan B 2.0: Rescuing a
Planet Under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble.
"An informative, provocative, engaging book about
a vital topic, Plug-in Hybrids is an important book for the 21st century."
- Ocean Robbins, founder and director, Youth for Environmental Sanity (YES).
"Plug-in Hybrids: The Cars that Will Recharge
America is a must-read. If you are concerned
about the environment, national security, or high
gas prices, there is a solution and it's
contained in this book. But this isn't simply a
book about cars, it's a book about our future.
And our future started to look brighter with
every page I turned. I was riveted."
- Alexandra Paul, electric vehicle driver and actress.
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Felix Kramer fkramer@...
Founder California Cars Initiative
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