TRANSPORTATION 

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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.

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Another one third of the problem

Burning dirty gasoline and diesel for transportation contributes nearly 1/3rd of our total greenhouse gas emissions.

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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.

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Air travel

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.

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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.

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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.

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The answer is EVs

Electric Vehicles produce 50 - 60% fewer total emissions than gasoline powered vehicles on average, even when taking into account the production of the batteries. When charged with renewable energy, an EV will produce ZERO emissions.

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EVs are better

EVs are half the cost to operate, require much less maintenance, have higher reliability, last longer, and they are safer than gasoline powered vehicles. And their superior driving performance makes them more fun to drive!

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Prices are dropping

Batteries are the most expensive components in an EV and prices have dropped sharply over the past few years. Today there are 20 EV models available in the US and 8 of them cost under $35,000 which is the national average new car sales price. Plus, state and federal incentives can take thousands of dollars off the sticker price.

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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.

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Save money

A typical car in the US is driven 10,000 miles per year and the national average for gasoline expenses is over $1,000 per year. A typical EV will use less than $400 worth of electricity to go the same distance which will save you hundreds of dollars per year in operating expenses - plus you won’t have to stop at the gas station. And, maintenance is much cheaper since there are fewer systems and parts to repair and service.

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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, 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.

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Lots of choices

Nearly every major car manufacturer has an EV that is available in the US and many more are launching EV models in the next year. There are options from small economy sized cars, to sedans to SUV’s and soon pickup trucks will be available. Used EVs are also an attractive option and are becoming more available.

 

Find out about the amazing EV options that are available TODAY!