FreedomCAR's long-term vision is for a "clean and sustainable transportation energy future," and that includes four "Freedoms" goals:
- Freedom from dependence on imported oil
- Freedom from pollutant emissions
- Freedom for Americans to choose the kind of vehicle they want to drive, and to drive where they want, when they want
- Freedom to obtain fuel affordably and conveniently
The question, then, becomes: what is the alternative? Is saving $200 million now worth it if it means we will just need to keep sending more and more to other countries? After all, according to the Pickens Plan, the U.S. sent $337 billion on oil imports in 2010. That's awful close to a billion dollars a day ($923,287,671, to be exact), and that makes cutting $200,000,000 from an annual budget seem kind of small.
[Source: The Detroit News, Hybrid Car Blog]