The future is here with electric vehicles! Automobiles, above all else, represent America's addiction to dirty oil. Plug-in electric vehicles (EVs), which require no gasoline and emit no pollution from their tailpipes, present a critical opportunity to slash pollution, reduce dependence on oil, create American jobs, and improve national security. To drive this change, the Sierra Club has launched a national campaign to promote electric vehicles -- just as new EV models are hitting the roads.
Take Action: Tell your governor: Move beyond oil with electric vehicles!
Sierra Club's Go Electric Campaign
Each year, American passenger cars and trucks spew upwards of three trillion pounds of carbon pollution into the air by burning 121 billion gallons of gasoline. These emissions are from both the vehicle tailpipes and the "upstream" emissions from extracting, refining, and transporting oil on the way to our vehicles. Our dangerous dependence on oil has resulted in catastrophes like the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico and, every day, we send more than $500,000,000 abroad to pay for oil, increasing our national debt and dependence on many nations hostile to our policies.
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News and Media
May 2013: Sierra Daily
April 2013: Sierra Club Compass
Green Fleets = Green Jobs
March 2013: Sierra Club Compass
Why Is Massachusetts So Behind in EV Adoption?
February 201:3 Cupertino Patch
Debunking a Myth: Electric Vehicles are Off to a Great Start
February, 2013: Sierra Club Compass Blog
Paying to Power Our Cars
January, 2013: Sierra Club Compass Blog
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