Montana Electric Car Owners Enjoy Freedom from Oil

Titus and six other electric-car owners, enthusiasts, developers and dealers drove their vehicles in downtown Bozeman on Friday in a parade-style display to promote electric vehicles.

Published: 14-Jul-2007

Sick and tired of relying on foreign oil, Steve Titus fought high gas prices his own way: He developed a solar-powered electric car.

“The bottom line is it gives me energy independence,” the Bozeman resident said. “I don't have to rely on oil anymore.”

He can drive his vehicle, known as the Solar Bug, which he designed and manufactured himself, up to 20 miles a day on free energy provided by the sun. If he needs to plug in for a charge, it costs him a little more than a penny a mile.

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