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ev coloring book kickstarterHow hard is it to sell an electric car? According to Ayumi Kim, who works at a Tesla Store, it can be a challenge. People come in with the strangest questions, like "Can you plug in a chainsaw into the cigarette lighter?" or "What happens if I hit a wombat with this car?" Yes, a wombat.

Instead of getting frustrated by all of the EV newbies coming into the store, Kim (pictured) has launched a Kickstarter campaign to promote electric vehicles through a coloring book. Working with artist Sarah W-R, Kim is hoping to put together a 12-24-page book that not only answers some of the bizarre questions she's had to answer as she talks to potential customers about, EVs but will also include infographics that show the benefits of owning an EV. She said she doesn't yet drive an EV herself, but is anxiously waiting for the Model E to come out.

Kim says the text is done but the artwork is still being worked on. The Kickstarter campaign - which is totally unaffiliated with her employer - will run for another 26 days. You can check it out on Kickstarter and watch a short video below.



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      Technoir
      • 11 Months Ago
      Elon Musk's next girlfriend?
      kenc29
      • 11 Months Ago
      "People come in with the strangest questions, like "Can you plug in a chainsaw into the cigarette lighter?" or "What happens if I hit a wombat with this car?"" Uhm, here's a clue. When a guy asks a pretty girl a strange question, it's not because he wants an answer, it's so he can start a conversation!
      John Hansen
      • 11 Months Ago
      They should start a separate campaign to raise awareness of Asians girls wearing miniskirts and firing shotguns. You hardly hear about that in the media.
        Letstakeawalk
        • 11 Months Ago
        @John Hansen
        Especially blonde ones. Wow.
          Marco Polo
          • 11 Months Ago
          @Letstakeawalk
          @ Letstakeawalk She says her sport is skeet shooting, but the pose is from an early sixties advertisement for a shotgun manufacturer, so it could just part of an elaborate jest.
      JB
      • 11 Months Ago
      TEETH
        JB
        • 11 Months Ago
        @JB
        The picture of her with the shotgun and the skirt is great. Yet, it is night and day when you see her open her mouth.
      Jesse Gurr
      • 11 Months Ago
      I'm sorry. What were you talking about? I was too distracted by your teeth...other than that, cute video. :)
        DarylMc
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Jesse Gurr
        Congratulations Your skills of observation are clearly better than your manners.
          EZEE2
          • 11 Months Ago
          @DarylMc
          I didn't want to say anything but they were distracting. Flossing must be difficult. Or very easy....
      Eric
      • 11 Months Ago
      Well there's this from 2011, you know ancient history http://www.nissan-zeroemission.com/EN/KIDS/
      2 wheeled menace
      • 11 Months Ago
      Dafuq did i just watch?
      JP
      • 11 Months Ago
      Ummm, okay....
      Marco Polo
      • 11 Months Ago
      I can't make up my mind if Ayumi Kim is just another California brat with a Lisa Kudrow complex, or a brilliant young satirist, practising self-parody. She lists her loves, as sports, guns, monster trucks and writing, and includes an explanation of the wombat story as " for those of you who don't live in Australia, apparently hitting wombats in your car is really a big concern...it actually said so on the label of a Canned Wombat that I bought...Crazy right? " Which is either callous disregard for the poor marsupial, or a parody on Australian disregard for wildlife....whatever.... Interestingly, the EV illustrated is the fairly obscure Henney Kilowatt produced 1959-1961by National Union Electric Company. Henney Coachworks built the chassis and body of the car from tooling and parts purchased from Renault. The Renault CEO of the time was Pierre Lefaucheux , who stated that EV technology would never be viable for Cars ! These three characters in the video, have all the makings of a successful TV sit-com.
        DarylMc
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Marco Polo
        Beautiful creatures and if you pop down to Wilsons Promontory you might see some wandering about. Just drive carefully if you are in a Tesla:) It confounds me how they form their droppings into cube shapes. I wonder if I am the only one who Googled "Canned Wombat"
          Marco Polo
          • 11 Months Ago
          @DarylMc
          No need to travel as far as Wilson Prom, we have a wombat family living under and old shed on our property at Myrtleford. My daughter used to bring them treats during school holidays, and the dogs have long since learned not to annoy them. They're gentle, friendy, harmless creatures, and it breaks my heart to see so many end up as road-kill.
        EZEE2
        • 11 Months Ago
        @Marco Polo
        @marco How ironic that like, ONE DAY after I had my parody comment about kangaroos kicking cars, and your oddly serious reply that they don't kick, but they, and Wombats jump out in front of cars, that this post would be here. I saw that and wondered what the odds would be. Scary stuff!
          Marco Polo
          • 11 Months Ago
          @EZEE2
          @ EZEE2 Twilight Zone stuff, eh ;) Adult male kangaroos can weigh as much as 200lb and travel at 40mph, so they can really make and impact ! The poor old wombat, is just a bit slow plodding across the road at night, but because of the animals dense solid shape and low to the ground, it's just like hitting a large rock
      David Murray
      • 11 Months Ago
      I'm far more interested to hear the story behind the shotgun photo than her work at the Tesla store.
      Ashton
      • 11 Months Ago
      I wouldn't give one cent to those shysters.
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