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"Daddy, read me a story" - the Doe's EV children's book

The Department of Energy's Alternative Fuels Data Center website has a children's book. It's called call Daniel and His Electric Car. It's a story about a boy and his father buying a car. I won't spoil the ending but you can probably guess what happens. Wink, wink :D
"Well, let's see, we have a lot of little blue cars here, but I think you might want to look at a really special little car," said the lady. "A car that runs on a battery. It is called an electric car." "You mean this car is good for keeping our earth clean?" asked Daniel. "My teacher, Ms. Smith, says that everyone has to do their part to keep the earth clean."

The story seems oddly aware of the possibility that the cost of electricity in the day can actually be more than the price in gas. "It is more expensive than regular gasoline cars, but if you fuel it at night when everyone is sleeping and no one is using a lot of electricity, you can fuel it very cheaply. And by the time you wake up in the morning, it will be ready to go." Also, the father looks like Donald Trump. Very strange. There is a coloring page at the end if you hate blue.

[Source: DOE]

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