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Drive Electric Or Hybrid

Take a drive in a clean machine.

Make your next car an electric or hybrid vehicle. Take this step and decide a level of commitment that works for you. Try it for a month to see how you do.

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We have to cut carbon emissions in half every decade, which means we need to phase out fossil fuels. What we drive has a direct impact on the global market for fossil fuels as well as our own carbon emissions. As the technology improves, electric and hybrid vehicles are becoming more popular. More than 3 million people bought electric cars in 2020, which is a 43% increase in just one year. The next time you’re thinking about getting a car, consider an electric or hybrid one - your purchase will significantly reduce your carbon emissions and improve air quality for you and your community.
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Steps List

Steps
Switch To Clean Energy
Cut Food Waste
Eat More Veggies
Talk To Friends
Keep Politicians Accountable
Plant More Trees
Insulate Your Home
Save With Led Lights
Drive Electric Or Hybrid
Get Around Greener
Fly Less
Spark Ideas At Work
Make Your Money Count

REFERENCES

  • Global sales of electric cars accelerated fast in 2020, rising by 43% to more than 3m.
    The Guardian

    Hybrid cars can reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 4.6–7.9 gigatons by 2050, saving owners US$3.0-6.1 trillion in fuel and operating costs over the lifetime of the cars.
    Project Drawdown, Hybrid cars

    If electric car ownership rises to 16–23 percent of total passenger km at a first cost of $4.7–6.0 trillion, by 2050, 11.9–15.7 gigatons of carbon dioxide from fuel combustion could be avoided as well as US$15.3–21.8 trillion in fuel costs.
    Project Drawdown, Electric Vehicles

  • Impact metric calculations

    To determine the carbon emission reduction estimates related to switching to an electric car or hybrid car, the following calculations were performed:
    (Fossil fuel car; kg CO2e/month) – (Lower emitting car; kg CO2e/month)

    Fossil fuel car:
    (miles/week) / (miles/gallon) x (kg CO2e/gallon) x (weeks/month) = kg CO2e / month

    Lower emitting car (electric or hybrid):
    (miles/week) x (kg CO2e/mile) x (weeks/month) = kg CO2e / month

    For detailed calculations, references and assumptions, please see our Methodology page.