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Drive Electric Or Hybrid

Take a drive in a clean machine.

Make your next car an electric or hybrid vehicle. Take this step and decide a level of commitment that works for you. Give yourself a month and see how you do.

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If you use your car to get around a lot, upgrading to a hybrid or fully electric vehicle can help you save money and improve air quality in your neighborhood.

With their smooth, quiet ride and fast pick up, it’s little wonder that more people are choosing to drive electric and hybrid - experts predict that half of all vehicle sales will be hybrids or electric before 2040.

What you choose to drive will help to move the global market away from fossil fuels and cut your own carbon emissions.


    • How Do Plug-In Hybrid Electric Cars Work?

      Alternative Fuels Data Center

      Projections of hybrid and electric cars indicate they could account for two thirds of all new vehicle sales by 2040.

      Bloomberg New Energy Finance

      Assuming there are 1.2 billion electric cars on the road worldwide by 2050, 15.7 gigatons of carbon dioxide from fuel combustion could be avoided as well as savings of US$21.3 trillion in reduced costs (assuming each vehicle would save a total of US17,832.)

      Electric Vehicles - Scenario 2, Project Drawdown

      Assuming there are 236 million hybrid cars on the road worldwide by 2050, 4.6 gigatons of carbon dioxide emissions from fuel combustion could be avoided and each vehicle would save a total of US$9,661 on fuel.

      Hybrid cars - Scenario 2, Project Drawdown

      There were 10 million electric cars on the world’s roads at the end of 2020, following a decade of rapid growth. Electric car registrations increased by 41% in 2020.

      IEA Global EV Outlook 2021

      16 gigatons of emissions is equal to the annual emissions of 1.6 years of operations for all coal power plants operational on earth as of 2019

      International Energy Agency

      The average daily passenger car trip in the US is 40 miles in the US, and the average EU trip is 20 km.

      US Bureau of Transportation Statistics and CAWI Survey

      A passenger car is estimated to produce 4.6 metric tons of carbon from annual fuel usage, requiring 2.27 hectares of forest to sequester the emissions.

      US Environmental Protection Agency

    • Impact metric calculations

      To determine the carbon emission reduction estimates related to switching to an electric car or hybrid car, the following calculations were performed:

      Fossil Fuel Car: (miles/week) / (miles/gallon) x (kg CO2e/gallon) x (weeks/month) = kg CO2e / month

      Lower Emitting Car (electric or hybrid): (miles/week) x (country-dependent kg CO2e/mile) x (weeks/month) = kg CO2e / month

      Total: Fossil Fuel Car -Lower Emitting Car (electric or hybrid) = kg CO2e / month

      For detailed calculations, references and assumptions, please see our Methodology.