THE SUSTAINABILITY GRADUATE PROGRAMS at Wake Forest University

Monday, April 1, 2019

RACING INTO THE NEW YEAR

If one quarter of the cars in America ran on electricity it would reduce more carbon than all energy sources emit in North Carolina.

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HE CRAZINESS ALL STARTED THIS FALL when Alan Palmiter, a Wake law professor, came into my office proud of his new Tesla Model 3.

I joked with him, as it had taken a long time for the Model 3 to move from a concept to an actual production vehicle (though to be fair, in the last 6 months, Tesla has ramped up and they are now delivering an estimated 7000 Model 3’s each month). Well, back when the Model 3 seemed still a distant vision, I bought an all-electric Chevy Bolt. So naturally, some trash-talking was in order. Whose electric vehicle was the favorite?

There was only way to settle this great electric debate. It required one historic racetrack, one demon deacon, and two crazy-eyed professors...

A big thank you to the Wake Forest Documentary Film Program, Bowman Gray Stadium, and NASCAR, for helping us race into 2019 with style!

We look forward to a great 2019!

We extend a special thank you to our program partners and project hosts: Yadkin Riverkeeper; VF Corporation; Wrangler Jeans; Hanesbrands Inc; Ray C. Anderson Foundation, Interface Carpets; Wise Man Brewing; Trinity Consulting; VisionaryLogic; Ducks Unlimited; Elizabeth River Project and all other organizations and individuals that offered their time and support.

Photography credit for main image: Johannes Plenio on Pexels.

Background photo for reindeer population graph: Rudolf Kirchner on Pexels.

Article written by:
Featured contributor:
Alan
Palmiter

Associate Dean of Graduate Programs

William T. Wilson, III Presidential Chair for Business Law

Wake Forest University

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