Whilst our thirst for oil and non-renewable energy is still extensive, progress is being made to reduce our dependence on oil and lower our impact on the atmosphere. That’s largely due to the rise of the electric car. In truth, electric cars have been in circulation since 1996, when in the space of a decade oil giants and special interests groups conspired to bring them down.
But you can’t stop progress and now electric cars, specifically the Telsa Roadster are slowly becoming more and more popular, with recharge stations popping up across the country. Since 2008, research has highlighted that electric cars emit 1/10 of the pollution (15 tCO2) as say a large gasoline fueled SUV (160 tCO2) – that’s a pretty remarkable shift isn’t it? And how much do they cost to run? Around $1.41 per gallon of gas in fueling expenses with reduced maintenance costs as well.
It might not happen tomorrow, but the future of our daily commute and weekly travel won’t be found in oil and gas, but batteries and electricity. And from all indications so far, your wallet and more importantly the environment be much better as a result.