She also just finished radiation of her head for a recurrent brain tumor [nonmalignant, but serious nonetheless].
We think she is awesome- I would love a Trukla too!
Check out her giant scissors video too.
Simone is just a little too special what with the “I never want to drive a fossil fuel vehicle” I guess she’s never taken rides or public transportation. I guess nobody told her about all the extra energy it took to first build the Tesla and second to cutting into and welding all that shit. Does she just think electricity grows on trees? What about all the plastic and rubber on that thing? Tires even? Pfft.
@therealjrn It may be that even taking the things you mention into account that less energy is used used compared to a 100% gasoline car. Certainly if running totally on electricity, that is less pollution.
@therealjrn Never driving a gas car is a goal one can control and achieve. She’s not claiming she is leaving zero footprint or that building and charging electric cars doesn’t also produce pollution. Fossil fuels aren’t renewable. Electricity can be generated using renewable sources. As far as driving “gas cars”, E-85 is a good start, but has its own issues. (as do battery-powered cars)
The whole point is to change the preconception about what is socially normal. Currently, “gas cars” are normal, but probably not ideal for a lot of uses. She’s able to use her platform to challenge the notion of gas cars which could sway others which could sway auto manufacturers and regulators which could result in a brighter future for my great, great grandkids.
So yeah, thumbing your nose at her and calling her “too special” for something that makes her happy and doesn’t hurt anyone else is kinda a jerk move. I think we let you off easy.