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TdS Report #21: IBEW Local 18

The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 18, is here with the
PET scooters (Climate Cooler II, La Clean Machine) and will be the drivers.
Steve Leyva from Los Angeles. So asked why the union was here.

"We are looking to have our brothers and sisters manufacture, at some point,
some of the componentry involved here. Since this is an electric vehicle, we
can be involved with everything, the batteries, the harness, the motor. Clean
energy is something that needs to be done in the future and this is a step,
hopefully a step in the right direction."

Steve has been interested in electric vehicles for some time. "The California
State University at Northridge is close by. They have had some very
interesting vehicles out there. I've always been interested in solar power,
and attended the SunRayce."

Steve and several other union members will be driving the PET vehicles all
through the Tour.

Back in Los Angeles Steve is an electrical mechanic for the City of Los Angeles
Department of Water and Power. "I repair all kinds of good things, like
electrical stations. We work on voltages all the way up to a million Volts DC
and our AC lines are about 500,000 Volts."

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