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Author Topic: Congresswoman Judy Biggert to visit Pioneer Conversions  (Read 3133 times)
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« on: June 30, 2011, 07:41:23 AM »

Thursday, June 30, 2011

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Biggert to Tour Pioneer Conversions
12305 South New Avenue, Suite N, Lemont, IL

As sponsor of the Electric Vehicle Deployment Act, Biggert will tour Pioneer Conversions, a local company that converts economy cars into electric vehicles.  Biggert’s bill aims to fast track access to electric vehicle infrastructure through a competitive grant process and provide incentives for the production of electric components. 

“If we’re ever to break our addiction to expensive foreign oil, we’re going to have to give a jump start to sound alternatives.  Consumers want to enjoy a cheaper, gas-free commute, but they need access to safe, reliable electric vehicles.  I’m looking forward to getting a behind-the-scenes look at Pioneer Conversions and learning more about what they’re doing to increase access to electric cars here at the local level.”

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« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2011, 09:13:52 PM »

Great John!  How did her visit go?
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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2011, 09:01:51 AM »

During the visit of US Congresswoman, she drove one of our electric vehicles (John Jeide's Sparrow) and rode in another (Dave Habiger's Boxster).  She is very enthused about electric power, and really enjoyed both drives.

 Thanks to the folks at Pioneer Conversions in Lemont for allowing me to test drive some of the cars they converted into electric vehicles.

 I enjoyed taking a ride in one of the sporty electric vehicles at Pioneer Conversions in Lemont.

Both pictures and comments are directly from Judy Biggert's official website.  Pictures and comments used with permission.


Congresswoman Biggert spent some time asking Pioneer members and NetGain members for input on pending legislative issues.  Biggert has introduced HR 1685, the Electric Drive Vehicle Deployment Act of 2011 which you can follow at: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h112-1685  

Comments on the news aspect of this can follow on this thread.  I'll start a new thread for comments on the proposed legislation. See: http://www.fveaa.org/forums/index.php/topic,966.0.html
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