As some of you may know, I am one of 13 city commissioners on the Fayetteville Millennial Commission. During one of our meetings last month, we had a visit from Sustainable Sandhills about National Drive Electric Week, which is this week.
I will share some information about a local event later, but now I want to share three benefits of driving an electric car:
1: IT IS BETTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT
Electric vehicles don't need regular gasoline, so they don't release emissions into our environment. Renewable electricity resources such as solar or wind power can be used to "refuel" these cars, making them a great option for helping to change the environment.
2: IT CAN HELP YOUR AREA KEEP FUNDING
These grants could be for things like parks and recreational facilities, transportation, and community development. While it is great that the issuers of these grants value the importance that the local environment has on its residents, it is vital for the residents to try and make a positive impact on the environment where and when they can.
Electric vehicles are a great way to lower emission ratings, but you can also try energy conservation, carpooling/biking to work, and using public transportation.
3: IT MAY PROVE TO BE MORE COST-EFFECTIVE THAN TRADITIONAL GASOLINE
Everyone loves saving money, and you can be sure that you'll have a little extra in your wallet at the end of the week when you switch to an electric vehicle.
4: MORE ATTRACTIVE ELECTRIC CARS ARE BEING PRODUCED
In actuality, a ton of brands are creating stylish, practical electric vehicles. These include Tesla, Cadillac, Honda, and Nissan, to name a few. Just Google some images to see the stylish options available.
FIND YOUR LOCAL EVENT!
In Fayetteville, N.C., there will be an Electric Vehicle Show this Saturday, Sept. 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Honeycutt Park featuring electric cars from the brands listed above. There will also be door prizes from places like Fayetteville PWC, Sustainable Sandhills, PepBoys, Texas Roadhouse, Starbucks, and more!
Bring the kids to the event's Kids Zone, where they can make crafts and learn about solar derby race cars.
If you're not from the area, visit DriveElectricWeek.org/events and type in your zip code to find Drive Electric Week events near you.