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Wed Jan 3, 2018, 05:46 PM

"Mingo Man Invents Truck That Makes Emergency Electricity"

Bravo, Mr. Hicks! I love that he's looking for outside investors, but insisting that the manufacture take place in his home county in West Virginia, so that out-of-work coal miners can get the jobs.

RED JACKET, W.Va. - Has a Red Jacket, West Virginia, man invented the next revolution in renewable energy?

Daniel Hicks, of Green Line Energy LLC, believes so with a truck that generates steady electricity for days without needing recharging. The truck could be used after weather emergencies to provide power to disaster areas or just provide electricity to a city's outdoor music festival.

Hicks also has influential supporters who've shown interest in investing in the truck, he said. They are intrigued by how it self-sustains with solar power, wind turbines and a system to capture hydrogen gas.

He said his intention is to find investors to manufacture the trucks in West Virginia. So far he's gotten the support of Gen. Allen Tackett, former leader of the West Virginia Army National Guard, and has met with representatives from Tesla, the electric vehicle company founded by billionaire Elon Musk.


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appalachiablue Jan 2018 #1

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Wed Jan 3, 2018, 07:23 PM

1. Way to go Daniel Hicks & stay firm with your plans. Kudos to Mingo County, WV

aka 'Bloody Mingo', area of the infamous mine wars 100 years ago.

What do you say JD? Vance, the Hillbilly Bashing Silicon Sellout

'The Politics of JD Vance's 'Hillbilly Elegy' Are Already Being Used to Gut the Working Poor,' Salon, 3/11/17.

'I Was Born in Poverty in Appalachia. 'Hillbilly Elegy' Doesn't Speak for Me', WaPo, 8/30/17

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