The wealthiest resident of Coma choked back tears Monday at the dedication of Coma’s first electric car charging station.
“The generous gift of $420,000 by the residents of this small town to build this charging station put a smile on this simple boy’s face,” Davis Montgomery III, said during his two and half hour address.
Fresh from a morning ride at one of his three horse farms, Montgomery addressed the gathered crowd while still dressed in his riding pants and boots. The opening ceremony included raffled off $1 gift cards to Coma Dollar Store.
Montgomery hailed the environmental benefits of the charging station, which will allow him to drive his $120,000 Tesla Model X for another 15 miles. That will allow Montgomery to avoid using any of his 12 other gasoline-powered vehicles.
“This is really about leaving a better world for our children–not that I have any of my own but I consider most people’s children mine,” Montgomery said. “These small humans are facing catastrophe from this town’s wanton use of fossil fuels but today you have taken a small step in the right direction.”
Montgomery also took the time to shoo children away who had gotten too close to his car.
“The Inuit of Canada’s North have over 100 words for snow,” Montgomery said during the second hour of his remarks. “I wish there were that many for thank you, because I’d use every one of them in this speech.”
Davis noted that the charging station would benefit at least five of his friends who own Teslas and live on estates in neighboring counties.
“Simply put, if it wasn’t for faithful supporters like you, charging stations wouldn’t exist,” Montgomery said. “So thank you for supplying the funds that we need to make a difference in the lives of enlightened electric cars drivers who struggle with recharging needs while passing through our own town.”