21 May '11, 10pm

Quick Spin: Amp ML EV puts the luxury of Ohio coahbuilders onto Iceland's roads

Quick Spin: Amp ML EV puts the luxury of Ohio coahbuilders onto Iceland's roads

Gisli Gislason is a red-headed, Icelandic version of Elon Musk. He's outspoken and charismatic, strongly committed to electric cars but has plenty of interests outside of getting an entire nation to change the type of vehicles it drives (prime example number one: the 2009 horror flick Reykjavik Whale Watching Massacre . (For more details on the NLE "plan," or whatever it is, read this .) In Ohio, Gislason referenced Iceland's history of making big leaps away from fossil fuels, all of which need to be imported. In the 1970s, he said, Iceland imported huge amounts of oil to heat people's homes. There may only be 320,000 or so people in Iceland, but the winters are long and cold. Someone realized it would be possible to invest in geothermal power instead of importing oil, and the country got rid of oil as a heating fuel in about ten years. Gislason said he is confident Icelan...

Full article: http://green.autoblog.com/2011/05/21/quick-spin-amp-ml-ev/

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