2. REPLACE your car with a clean EV
Test drive an EV. Talk to your friends who own one and find out how they love them. Used EVs are a great deal for short range commuting. Make your next car an EV and help create a clean future.
Another one third of the problem
Burning dirty gasoline and diesel for transportation also contributes nearly 1/3rd of our total greenhouse gas emissions.
Cars and Trucks
The vast majority of transportation emissions come from cars and trucks and 60% is from the cars that we drive every day.
While it is important to avoid unnecessary air travel, most people are surprised to find out that aircraft account for only 3% of our total emissions.
60 Tons of CO2
The typical gasoline or diesel powered car will produce 4 Tons of CO2 per year adding up to a total of nearly 60 Tons of CO2 over its lifespan. Every new car purchased guarantees that 60 tons of additional emissions will be released into the atmosphere.
Fuel efficiency is not the answer
Fuel efficiency is helpful, but according to the US Energy Information Administration, overall vehicle fuel efficiency has improved only modestly in the last 30 years, and gains have been flat for the last 10 years.
Your House is a Gas Station
Nearly all new EVs have a range of at least 100 miles which is more than adequate for typical daily driving for most households. Some models can go as far as 300 miles on a single charge. Charging stations are proliferating rapidly and charging speeds are increasing. Next generation fast chargers will achieve fill up speeds similar to gas pumps. For daily driving, home charging with a regular household outlet is more than sufficient to keep an EV charged.
The problem is…
Despite all these benefits, and despite the performance advantages, EV sales are still small. Sales increased over 80% from 2017 to 2018 as more people realized the benefits, but EVs were still only 2% of total sales. We need to rapidly increase the adoption of EVs and you can help to accelerate this transition to clean transportation.