by Michael dEstries
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It’s no secret that many celebrities out there drive first-generation electric cars (Ed Begley Jr., George Clooney, Will Ferrel), but rarely do they open up about their short-comings. Not David Duchovovy. The star of Showtime’s Californication has a love/hate relationship with his all-electric Toyota RAV4, calling the vehicle green, but impractical.

“I’ve had my RAV4 EV [Toyota’s all electric 4x4] for the last four years,” Duchovny told the UK Times Online. “It was supposed to be a prototype for the next generation of cars. But the problem is that the car needs charging every night and the most you can do in a day is 80 miles. It is like being tethered.”

While 80 miles/day is probably enough for you and me, Duchovny is obviously traveling a bit more. Since moving back to New York City from Los Angeles, the 48-year-old actor has purchased a Vespa scooter to cope with the congestion and limits of his electric RAV4.

Fast forward a couple of years and David’s choices in green wheels should widen considerably — especially with regards to the range of electric vehicles. In an interview last year, the actor admitted that going green has its benefits, but cost is still a barrier. “We try to set an example. Unfortunately, you have to have the means to be green. That’s what has to change in this world. It should be cheaper to be green.”

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • Eco Mama

    David,

    While you’re working on your sex rehabiliation/abstinence, you should get a Honda Civic GX and fuel it with natural gas at home with the vehicle fueling applicance Phill, and you still have carpool lane decals. It’s a no-brainer!
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