The Time to Act is NOW

Lack of sleep doesn’t usually lead to clear thinking.  It’s 2am and I just drafted an online petition and submitted it and I have decided that, for better or worse, it’s time to get this ball rolling.

How long have you been following the saga of the Brammo Enertia? I may have been following it for a few action-packed months, but it’s been going on since at least the summer of 2008 when Brammo, Inc., shifted its emphasis from building supercars to building a zero-emissions plug-in motorcycle.

When Brammo announced last February that it would be selling the Enertia in Best Buy stores, the target date was set for May 2009.  That date came and went, as did other announced dates in June and early July.  

Now, the chatter is that the debut of the Enertia will be delayed another one or two weeks.  

Enough of this nonsense.  I want every Brammo Fan to sign the petition I just created, asking Brian Dunn, CEO of Best Buy to usher in the new era of electric transportation.  

It reads:

To:  Brian Dunn, CEO, Best BuyWe, the citizens of the world, are ready for history to be made. 
We have sat calmly by while Brammo, Inc., of Ashland, Oregon, developed and produced the Enertia, the first plug-in electric powercycle designed from the ground up by an American company and intended for the commuter market. 
We have sat calmly by while Best Buy and Brammo announced a historic partnership to sell the Enertia in Best Buy stores, the first time a motorcycle of any kind would be sold in a consumer electronics store. 
We have sat calmly by while the date of the debut of the Brammo Enertia in your stores has faced delay after delay. 
Enough with the fits and starts. 
It is time, Mr. Dunn, for the Enertia to be presented to the public in your stores. 
We respectfully request that you, as CEO of Best Buy, use all the authority of your position to bring the Enertia to market. 
We, the citizens of the world, want you to declare “Enertia Day” or “E Day,” the day of the Enertia’s debut in your stores, as soon as humanly possible. 
The world is ready to meet the dawn of the era of electric transportation and zero-emission vehicles.


The Undersigned

Tell your friends, your fellow riders, your fellow EV enthusiasts to sign the petition.  

Tell your family, your fellow Debbie Harry fans, and your fellow CP+B interns and employees, to sign the petition.  

Tell your fellow residents of Ashland, of Portland, of Boulder, and of the world, to sign the petition.

Tell your fellow bloggers and your fellow stuntwomen to sign the petition.  

And sign it yourself, too.  Let’s change the world, two wheels at a time.


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