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Tom Hanks’s EV has covered 50,000 miles
The actor Tom Hanks is the latest Hollywood celebrity to be highlighted as a fan of electric vehicles (EVs), but his support for the technology dates back to 2003, since which time his own Toyota RAV4-EV electric car has covered over 50,000 miles.
In a letter to the New Yorker newspaper, Hanks described his experience of owning an electric car:
“By the time I began shopping for an all-electric car, in 2003, the EV1 had already been yanked from showrooms as if the car had never existed. Instead, I found what was purported to be the very last electric car available for sale in the state of California – a Toyota EV. It had four doors, a rear hatch, room for my family, including a dog in the back, power windows, A/C, a great sound system, and the fastest, most effective windshield defroster known to mankind.”
“When the car companies collectively, and, to some, diabolically, decided to take these cars back, the electric vehicles disappeared. But not mine. I have the pink slip. I own that car, and it is still driven every day, albeit by one of my crack staff of employees. My electric car recently crossed fifty thousand miles on the odometer with its original battery but without so much as a splash of gasoline.”
Leonardo DiCaprio trades his Prius for a Tesla electric car
The actor Leonardo DiCaprio has traded in his Toyota Prius hybrid car for a £75,000 Tesla Roadster, the world’s first high-performance production electric sports car.
Dicaprio is well known for his interest in the environment and his name is linked with the Toyota Prius almost every time it is mentioned in the press, but the two-seater, all-electric Tesla is a radically different car in almost every respect.
Tesla is electric car milestone
In an interview with the Daily Mail newspaper DiCaprio says of his new Tesla: “It’s my first sports car and it’s an unbelievable drive…it all happens with the flip of a switch, unlike a piston-driven engine that needs to build up momentum.”
A spokesperson for the Environmental Transport Association (ETA) said: “The Tesla is important not for its performance, which is excessive for most drivers on most roads, but because it represents a milestone for electric vehicles – a car that in many ways outperforms its petrol-powered rivals.”