For Vehicle Owners
The technology-rich experience that an electric car presents is hard to beat. Electric cars deliver fast and smooth acceleration, they are quiet, and they offer an unmatched level of responsiveness. Electric cars also save time and money. Electric motors don’t need oil changes, so they require less maintenance than conventional gas cars and the cost of fuel is about half that of ICE vehicles. Electric car owners make fewer or no trips to the gas station.
For Long Island
It is well known that Long Islanders are car dependent. On Long Island, 75% of residents drive alone to work – 70% in Nassau County and 80% in Suffolk County. This dependency comes at a cost in terms of long commute times due to traffic congestion, poor air quality due to high ozone levels, and high greenhouse gas emissions.
The Cleaner, Greener Long Island Regional Sustainability Plan, developed in 2013 by the Cleaner Greener Consortium (CGC) of Long Island, identified transportation as a major source of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) on Long Island. In fact, 28% of Long Island’s carbon emissions are from on-road transportation. While increasing mobility options such as mass transit, carpooling, bicycling and walking are important strategies, perhaps the most realistic strategy to reach our air quality and GHG goals is to aggressively move to electrify transportation.