Why Electric Cars?
Electric cars are quieter, cleaner and
cheaper to run than gas-powered cars. As to why they haven't been fully
adopted yet - watch Who Killed the Electric Car? for the story.
Here, in a nutshell, are a few key benefits of electric cars:
1. Electricity is cheaper than gas, and can come from renewable
resources such as solar and wind power.
2. Electric cars pollute less than gas-powered cars (especially when
renewable energy sources are used to generate the electricity).
3. Electric cars are much more reliable and require less maintenance
than gas-powered cars. You don't even need to get your quarterly oil
4. By using domestically-generated electricity rather than relying on
foreign oil, we can achieve energy independence and will no longer need
to engage in costly wars in the Middle East to secure an energy supply.
5. Electric cars can utilize the existing electric grid rather than
require the development of a new, expensive energy infrastructure (as
would be the case with hydrogen).
For more information on electric cars, including answers to those
skeptical questions, please see Plug In America's