Looks like Alyssa Milano and her husband will be one of the first couples in the nation to own both a Nissan LEAF and Chevy Volt.
The vegetarian actress and animal lover recently announced that she had pre-ordered the Nissan and that her husband (CAA agent David Bugliari) was picking up the Volt. In an interview with Celebrity Baby Scoop, the 38-year-old said the biggest reason for the purchase was this past summer’s Gulf oil spill.
“After the oil spill, I had this strong feeling that if I ever were to be blessed in having children, I never wanted my kids to see me pumping gas at a gas station,” she said. “I think it’s our responsibility to make the changes that we need to take regardless of convenience. I know it’s more inconvenient to have an electric car, but I’ll do what I have to do. I’m also a vegetarian. I have 5 dogs and 10 horses and about 90% of them are rescues.”
With the first LEAFs and Volts just getting to showrooms, it could be a bit before we see a twittpic of Alyssa behind the wheel of her new car. In the meantime, she’s continuing to rack up the good karma by raising money for important organizations like charity: water. As of today, more than $38,500 has been donated for her most recent birthday (December 19th). Last year’s birthday donations raised close to $100K for the org.