I was the Chief Counsel for the California Energy Commission for just over 31 years, retiring in 2009. Model S is my retirement present to myself. I have been a fan of electric cars since driving the first prototype of the GM EV-1 about 20 years ago. I also serve on the Board of Directors of the Western Electricity Coordination Council which is responsible for electric system reliability in the Western Interconnection. I believe that plug-in cars are a win-win between their owners and the utilities that provide electricity in addition to having strong environmental and energy independence benefits.