Thursday, September 29, 2005

Open Letter Regarding the Smart Car Americanized by ZAP®.

August 2005

Dear Representative:

In 1974, 35% of our oil came from outside the country; today 56% is from foreign sources. Our Country needs energy efficient cars.

The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is "to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people." One of the primary purposes of the U.S. EPA's Office of Transportation and Air Quality (OTAQ) is to "encourage travel choices that minimize emissions."

According to various test data, the Smart Car as Americanized by ZAP would be one of the most fuel-efficient cars ever offered for sale in the USA.

We need your help.

According to our information this vehicle has passed all requirements of both the Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency. Yet, apparently due to unknown pressure, the EPA is apparently holding up the sale of these vehicles, which are exactly the type of vehicles the agency is suppose to encourage.

Please can you make inquiries and try to break through this unknown roadblock. ZAP has spent in excess of $10 million on this project and there are numerous jobs at stake. Furthermore, a vehicle that is as fuel efficient as the Smart Car would greatly help the environment and would also help make our Country more secure, by reducing reliance on foreign oil.

Over 700,000 Smart Cars have already been sold in 35 Countries. If it's good enough for 35 countries, why not the USA?

According to surveys over 100,000 Americans want to buy these energy efficient vehicles if they were available in the USA. Please lets make them available now.


Your constituents at ZAP!

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