Electric Vehicles 101 Video

Did you know that the transportation sector accounts for 29 percent of primary energy use in the U.S., of which 80 percent is associated with vehicles powered predominantly by gasoline or diesel? These gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles are major sources of pollution and GHGs. Electric vehicles (EVs) are perhaps the most promising technology for reducing emissions and transforming the transportation sector away from emitting harmful pollutants.

Just as the innovations that fueled the transformative rise of the Ford Model T and away from the horse-drawn carriages, recent developments in battery technologies and manufacturing, along with state and federal incentives, are helping transform EVs from being a niche vehicle, used by relatively few people, to being the “rational, economic choice” for many. EVs are more efficient and cheaper to maintain and operate than gasoline-powered vehicles, and they are also very powerful while high performing. Virtually every major manufacturer is planning for a future where EVs are the norm and not the exception. Perhaps the time is right for you, too, to consider joining the wave of the future.

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