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Published on September 24th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

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Tesla Blows Minds Deep In Kentucky

September 24th, 2017 by  

From eastern Kentucky, deep in the heart of  “coal country,” comes a short, sweet film from one of our CleanTechnica friends.

“Look at that, cowboy radical, huh.” All the native Kentuckians invited in for a ride enjoy their first Tesla experience. Tesla seems to be getting everywhere these days. And whether it’s Norway, Poland, Florida, or Kentucky, the human responses to the clean, fun, high-tech, and quiet power are the same.

EVOLVE looks like a kind, sweet film with some gems capturing what all of us EV drivers feel. It seems it also includes a good bit of humor.

“When the end of the world comes, I want to be in Kentucky, because everything there happens 20 years after it happens anywhere else.” —Mark Twain

It has not been 20 years since Tesla hit the market, but it is already in Kentucky — that’s a good sign. “We are seeing just a drastic shift in the conception of what a car can be, what a car should be, what a car should look like. … The sands are shifting, and things are changing forever.”

“Can Kentucky drive America’s clean transportation future? The answer may surprise you,” the leaders behind an indiegogo campaign note.

“Too often we hear that Kentucky is regressive and forever behind the times. But is it? From humble beginnings — two Kentucky neighbors, Jon Tyson and Stuart Ungar, through a driveway discussion, start thinking about what is needed locally to help jumpstart interest in electric vehicles. They decide to search for and invite a handful of Electric Vehicle (EV) drivers to a local coffee shop to see about starting a non-profit electric car group.

“Now, they’re installing fee-free community chargers, engaging the community, and transforming transportation … in coal country. Help us tell this story of passionate people doing exceptional work in unlikely places.”

The campaign has 5 days left. Click through to learn more and possibly contribute. And be sure to watch the videos above either way.

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