Today, most vehicles on the road are still powered by internal combustion engines which are powered by fossil fuels and emit tailpipe emissions.
Electric vehicles (EVs) are battery operated and run on an electric motor. Globally, there are more than 12 million passenger EVs and about 1 million commercial EVs on the road. Since 2015, the global share of new passenger EVs has increased roughly 50 percent per year.
Hybrid vehicles are not the same as EVs. Hybrids have BOTH an electric and an internal combustion engine. This enables the vehicle to run on either system.
Once more cars become electrified, it will create an opportunity to upgrade our grid and shift large-scale sources of electricity away from coal and other fossil fuels. The more cars, the more chargers, the more chargers, the more convenient...
With more cost-competitive EVs coming to market each year, consider making your next car purchase an electric vehicle. (Or if you’re up for a bigger shift, try going carless instead.)
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