How Electric Vehicles Will Save the World
OK, not the world, but EVs will empower consumers to slash their greenhouse gas emissions. By switching to EVs, average household GHG emissions are cut by over 40%. To make this possible, though, full-sized EVs must be as practical as gasoline cars are today. Their other qualities will then motivate consumers to go electric when replacing their cars. Cars now last an average of 13 years. Thus, EVs are a uniquely fast way to cut our emissions.
But to mainstream EVs, “range anxiety” must be eliminated. Range anxiety is the fear that the car won’t get home without a long stop to charge the battery. A solution is to operate fast electric re-charge stations, just like gas stations today.
Fast Charge (FC) lets drivers enjoy the same convenience as today’s gas- powered mobility. By pricing FC “mobile electricity” slightly lower than the equivalent gasoline it replaces, funding becomes available to do great benefit: keep home utility rates low, fund conservation and alternative energy, motivate retailers and wind down government’s dependency on gasoline taxes — meanwhile financing investment in FC stations. BC could make use of the real value of mobility to catalyze the future Green Economy.