Friday, October 7, 2011
Clean Trasportation Exposition in Overland Park attempts to generate interest in alternative fuel vehicles
Most of the action took place outside, where they had a ride and drive set up where people could test out some of these vehicles.
So did this show make me more excited about the future of clean transportation? I don’t know about that. It might have been better from an enthusiasts’ standpoint if they had a Fisker Karma on display, or a Tesla in the ride and drive. Heck, even a Volt would have charged things up a bit. Get it, “charged”. Ha.
Still, it gets a guy to thinking about some of the new ideas out there, and reminds us that change is coming whether we want it or not. I hope the tepid turnout also reminds the automakers that it isn’t enough to make things clean and efficient, but cool vehicles still matter to people. Frozen yogurt wasn’t just popular because it was good for you. People actually liked the taste of it, too.
I took a few pictures while I was there. Here they are.