People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has confirmed its plan to use the first public charging stations to be set up in the city of Boston to install the organization’s advertisements promoting meat-free vegan lifestyle.
The East Coast city, which is the capital of Massachusetts, has announced plans to install three electric vehicle chargers in busy metropolitan areas in the first quarter of 2011, which is part of an overall goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions 25 percent by 2020. The city plans to install three stations on Cambridge Street by City Hall Plaza in the first quarter next year, as part of a broader effort to reduce Boston’s greenhouse gas emissions 25 percent by 2020 and support upcoming electric cars from Nissan, Chevrolet, and Ford.
PETA also made it clear that when other large U.S. cities establish their own EV charging plans, the animal rights group will move on to there too.
PETA executive vice president Tracy Reiman said that promoting electric cars is a commendable effort, but we hope people will take going green a step further by going vegan.
PETA has not made any statement regarding the payment for the ads.