The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals want to zap electric car owners with ads touting vegan lifestyles and green-colored chickens as they plug into the city’s first public electric vehicles charging stations next year.
City-owned EV charging stations are a handy and rare resource for the EV convert. And where rare meets necessity, advertising follows. So while public EV charging stations will be a valuable lifeline for the over-estimating driver, they’re just another place for PETA to promote their anti-delicious agenda. At least in Boston they are. PETA is reaching out to Boston– a small city with decent public transit and good walkability — to place ‘Go Vegan’ ads on the EV chargers.
PETA executive vice president Tracy Reiman says that pushing EVs, “is a commendable effort, but we hope people will take going green a step further by going vegan.” It’s a move that could guilt those already guilted into EVs onto a different track, but from the way we see it, if you’re already saving the Earth by driving an EV, you done good! Eat up!
Boston plans to install three EV charging stations by City Hall Plaza next year in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 25% by 2020.