Electric vehicles are 3x – 5x more efficient, creating fewer greenhouse gases regardless of the source of energy. Renewable resources like wind, solar, geothermal and hydroelectric power lead to true zero emissions driving. No tailpipe. Eliminating local pollution helps reduce the cause of serious health problems like asthma and lung disease.
Electric cars typically only cost about 2 – 3 cents a mile to operate versus a comparable gasoline powered car, which costs about 14 cents a mile to operate.
No oil changes, tune-ups, or other typical mechanical maintenance. Electric cars have fewer moving mechanical parts, which mean there is less to maintain and replace.
Electricity can be generated by a wide range of domestically available resources, which helps to reduce dependence on imported petroleum.
And, instant torque at zero RPMs, and the lower center of gravity make electric cars like the THINK City more fun to drive.