Electric cars are the future, but for the time being are still relatively expensive. But what if you're a rich celebrity? What better way to show the public you are an environmentally friendly commuter than driving around town in your electric car. Here are ten celebrities who have at one point or another ditched their gas-powered car for an electric one.
1. Dustin Hoffman
One of the best actors in film since his acting start back in the 1960s, Dustin Hoffman has starred in many iconic films such as Rain Man, Hook, and Meet the Fockers. He has been known to ride around town in his Tesla Roadster.
2. Jay Leno
Jay Leno probably loves cars more than anyone, so it should be no surprise he would also own a few electric ones. Check out the funny story below as Jay Leno mentions the time he decided to give Elon Musk a call.
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3. Alyson Hannigan
Most people know Alyson Hannifin for her role as Michelle in American Pie. She's also had leading roles in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and How I Met Your Mother. When she's out doing coffee runs in Santa Monica, she uses her Tesla Model S.
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4. Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber is one of the top-selling male artists in the world. He famously received a Fisker Karma from his manager on the Ellen Show. Then he got chased around town in it.
5. Leonardo Dicaprio
Leonardo DiCaprio is one of the biggest box office grossing stars in the world. He's also an environmental activist who is trying to help spread the message of sustainability around the world. Besides owning both a Tesla and Fisker, he co-founded a team for the all-electric racing championship Formula E.
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6. Pope Benedict XVI
Pope Benedict XVI was the Pop of the Catholic Curch from 2005 till 2013. His Popemobile during that time was a Renault Kangoo Maxi ZE all-electric minivan. It's 60 hp electric motors would get 105 miles of range.
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7. Sergey Brin
He co-founded Google and bought himself a Tesla Model S. Not a big deal for a man worth 34.3 billion dollars. What is a big deal is the fact some Google executives got a hold of it and played an April Fool's Day prank on Brin. They vinyl-wrapped the Tesla pink, attached bat wings and decals made this a sight to see at the Google campus. Check out the "chrome" rims.
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8. Cameron Diaz
She is one of Hollywood's leading ladies with blockbuster hits such as The Mask, Charlie's Angels, and There's Something About Mary. When she goes out to grab a coffee, she does it in her Tesla Model S.
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9. George Clooney
In 2005 production of the first version of the all-electric Tango began. The ultra-narrow electric car may not look fast, but it goes a 0-60 mph in a blistering 3.2 seconds. He was the first person ever to receive one, which he helped promote in the press. The 2nd version of the Tango went to Google's Eric Schmidt. There are less than 20 Tango's in the world.
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10. Alyssa Milano
While no celebrities have shown off their Tesla Model X yet, Alyssa Milano tweeted that she had reserved hers back in December 2012. She has yet to post anything about receiving it.
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