Every September there’s a National Drive Electric Week. A nationwide celebration to heighten awareness of today’s widespread availability of plug-in vehicles (all-electric), along with the various hybrid options.
These electric vehicles are no longer a novelty and are now a fast-growing share of the mainstream new vehicle purchase options – approaching a half-million vehicle on the U.S. roads and close to a million globally, as of late 2016.
We as drivers have become too comfortable with combustion engines which were invented a hundred years ago and ever so slowly improved over the decades – but at the end of the day combustion engines still belch tons of CO2 for Mother Nature to absorb. Don’t you think it is about time we gave all these well-tested alternatives a fair consideration and see how these all-electric cars have become a competitive option.
Jump over to the Drive Electric Week website for more insights and nearby event location information.
If you’re hesitant to show up in person at one of these National Drive Electric events in your neighbor and would rather read about the lastest news, check out Green Car Report. Its a daily publication rich with breaking news and assessments of all the current, emerging models (you’ll be surprised at how many there are) and technological advancements – like better battery life and driving range.
- Electric vehicles are fun to drive – They are smooth and quiet, and their high torque – even at low speeds – provides instant accelerator response, and also better performance in snow.
- Electric vehicles are easier and cheaper to fuel – Fuel for EVs costs much less than for gasoline vehicles. Fueling your car with electricity is about five times cheaper than fueling with gasoline. It is much more convenient to simply plug in when you arrive home than to stop by a gas station to fill your gas tank.
- Electric vehicles are cheaper to maintain – Maintenance for all-electric vehicles costs much less than for gasoline vehicles. They require no oil changes and have 10 times fewer moving parts than a gasoline-powered car. There’s no engine, transmission, spark plugs, valves, fuel tank, tailpipe, distributor, starter, clutch, muffler, or catalytic converter.
- Electric vehicles are cleaner – Less gas means less pollution, even when taking into account the emissions from the generation of electricity.
- Electric vehicles are going mainstream – Electric vehicles are selling better out of the gate than did the first hybrids. Well over 100,000 plug-in vehicles have been sold, and the rate is accelerating as more cars come to the market.
- Electric vehicles are creating good American jobs – These vehicles are being built in at least 20 states, creating thousands of new, good jobs.
- Electric vehicles make for a more stable and secure United States – We need to stop feeding our oil addiction by sending nearly $1 billion overseas each day, often to governments unfriendly to US policies.
Check out the other Green Blizzard articles about green cars:Fly, Drive, Bus or Carpool, Zipcars For Young Professionals, Hyper-Driving Techniques, or Consider A Nissan Leaf. All of which are chocked full of green living tips on how to reduce your carbon footprint.