Kevin Kelly, Vice President of Business Development with VisionFleet recently spoke at the 2015 Northern California Clean Cities Funding workshop. Vision Fleet is a full-service enabler and accelerator of large-scale alternative fuel vehicle (AFV) adoption for America’s vehicle fleets. Kelly touched base at our Funding Workshop on the logistics behind this movement toward alternative vehicles, specifically EV’s. A gas mile is 3.7x as expensive as an electric mile and the benefits stretch beyond the dollar. The benefits to owning an EV are real, significant, and quantifiable. A study showed that 445,000 electric miles is equal to 42,300 gallons of gas saved resulting in 377 MTCO2e avoided, that is metric tons of carbon dioxide emission. These EV’s have zero technology risk, zero residual risk, and limited operational expenditure vitality, resulting in more consistent costs concerning day to day operations with your EV in comparison to traditional internal combustion vehicles.
Overall, an electric vehicle offers numerous advantages for personal and business use. Not only does it reduce our carbon footprint but an electric vehicle cuts the cost of those simple running expenses and maintenance costs, and can provide substantial tax benefits. Electric vehicles are becoming increasingly popular choices for individual consumers and businesses. Toyota, Nissan, Chevy, and Ford have all contributed to the transition to a better, more sustainable future.