29 Dec '11, 3pm

Are pilots a plug-in vehicle's prime demographic?

Are pilots a plug-in vehicle's prime demographic?

What would Amelia Earhart drive? If she were alive today, she might be keen on getting behind the wheel of a Nissan Leaf or Chevy Volt , figures Jim Motavalli of the New York Times . Setting aside the fact that airplanes use tremendous amounts of fuel, Motavalli collected anecdotal evidence that lots of today's pilots are big plug-in vehicle fans. The first Volt was delivered to Jeffrey Kaffee , a retired airline pilot in December, 2010. The president of Plug In America, Dan Davids, is also a pilot. Motavalli found plenty more examples, and the tie that binds them together is a desire to be efficient with their transportation energy – even if it doesn't reach everyone who sits in a cockpit. As Davids told Motavalli: If you're a pilot, why wouldn't you want any kind of transportation equipment you operate to be as efficient as possible? It amazes me when a pilot is fastidio...

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