nathan fillion arcimoto
by Ali Berman
Categories: Causes, Environment, Video
Tags: .
Photo: Nathan Fillion

Actor Nathan Fillion has been excited about the Arcimoto electric car for years. Last week he went on Conan O’Brien and, in addition to talking about jury duty and his new film “Much Ado About Nothing”, the “Castle” star talked up his eco-friendly ride.

Fillion told O’Brien about the vehicle, “It’s addressing a couple of problems; one is the resources – you’re not building an enormous car to just drive one person to work… it’s electric, which I think is a no-brainer by now; it’s skinny; it’s a two-seater – you sit like (in) a cockpit, one guy in the back, one guy in the front. It’s got two wheels up front, one wheel at back.”

He notes that although more and more people are taking to the road, the actual streets aren’t going to get any bigger. That’s why a design like this, especially for people who are commuting to work alone, is so practical. And, we’ll admit, it’s pretty darn cool looking too.

When Fillion first got the car, he had a bit of fun with other drivers on the road. He said, “I was pulling up to everybody I saw and I would say, ‘Hey, that’s a nice car, what kind of mileage you get?’ And whatever they’d say… I would say, ‘You’re ruining the planet for the rest of us!’”

See the entire clip here. He starts talking about cars at the 4 minute and 20 second mark. And check out the love letter he wrote to the car company a few years ago.

Via Star Pulse

About Ali Berman

Ali Berman is a writer, teacher and activist. She works as a humane educator for HEART teaching kids about issues affecting people, animals and the environment. Ali is also a fiction writer. Her published work can be found on her website at aliberman.com. In early 2012 Ali co-founded flipmeover, a production company with the mission to use media to raise awareness of social issues.

View all posts by Ali Berman →