Published on March 11th, 2014 | by Derek Markham
Can You Plug Your Chainsaw Into The Cigarette Lighter Of An Electric Car?
Even with all of the stories on electric cars in the news each day, and entire websites dedicated to electric vehicles, people still have a lot of questions about them. Some of those questions are pretty straightforward and practical, such as how long you can drive one before having to recharge it, and other ones, such as that in the title of this post, are really off the wall.
To address those offbeat questions that potential electric car owners and those who are just curious about electric vehicles in general might have, an employee of an EV company and her artist friend have come up with a humorous and engaging method of answering them.
Ayumi Kim, who works at a Tesla store, and Sarah W-R, an artist and illustrator, are creating a “modern age coloring book and guide to electric vehicles” full of bizarre questions, anecdotes, and other occurrences experienced by Kim while interacting with customers while selling Teslas.
I’ve literally been asked things like, “Can you plug in a chainsaw into the cigarette lighter?”.
How does one answer that question? I’m not even joking…this really happened. The same guy asked if he could “PLUG THE CAR INTO ITSELF TO CHARGE””
The project, called “An Unpretentious Guide & Coloring Book to Electric Vehicles,” aims to entertain, amuse, and educate people about EVs, while also enabling them to follow their artistic muse (as long as they don’t color outside of the lines).
The forthcoming coloring book, which is expected to contain anywhere from 12 to 24 pages, is said to be filled with funny antics and useful facts and infographics about electric vehicles, and to be both adult- and child-friendly (though with a disclaimer of being “mostly” child-friendly).
The duo has turned to Kickstarter to raise $3500 to get the electric car coloring book published, and the first 50 backers at the $15 level will receive their own copy of it. After those rewards are spoken for, the coloring book will go to backers who pledge $25 or more to the project, which is expected to ship in June 2014.
I’m hoping they answer the question about plugging in a chainsaw to an electric car, because I think we all really want to know if you could actually cut your firewood with power from your Tesla.