Here’s how GENI, the electric grid
and your next car are all connected. Electric cars are being offered by most
auto makers, because the market is demanding them and policies are requiring
zero emission vehicles in many states. I’ve driven ours for 1.5 years and can
offer my own experience and recommendation.
They are quiet, never need an oil change
and have tremendous torque power when needed. Most nations and states offer
tax credits upon purchase and I definitely prefer plugging in each night over
pumping gasoline -- so zero tail-pipe emissions!
Depending on which state or country you
live in, your source of power determines your total emissions.
Here’s a simple Electric vs. Gasoline comparison of the key cost/mile,
charge time, and CO2 emissions that concern most users.
at the San Diego SIMCenter, we heard a presentation from a Regional
Planner who offered a provocative presentation: “Solar is a
Peder Norby had installed solar PV to meet
his house needs, and then additional panels to power his electric vehicles. His
life cycle analysis showed real savings in fuel and car service charges in the
tens of thousands of dollars! He convinced me.
largest purchase is often the car we buy. Do consider an EV or hybrid EV the
next time you or your company is in the market. It’s better for your wallet
and for the planet as well.
In Partnership for the Planet,