Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicles

Electric Vehicles

The Sierra Club is working to accomplish a widespread shift to plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) that rely on little to no oil at all. EVs are much cleaner than conventional vehicles today, even accounting for the emissions from electricity sources.

Automobiles, above all else, have historically represented America’s problem with dirty oil.

About Our Program

Our work includes advocacy for federal, state, and local policies that will make electric vehicles more accessible to all communities; a push for the utility sector to invest in EV programs; public education and outreach to share the benefits of EVs; and campaigning for transit agencies and school districts to invest in electric buses.

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Electric Vehicles Guide

Looking for a new car or just interested in the 40+ EV models on the market now? Check out our interactive EV Guide, take our quiz to find out which EVs best fit your lifestyle, or read about the latest EV news on our blog.

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National Drive Electric Week (NDEW) is a nationwide celebration to increase public awareness of electric vehicles and highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid electric cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles, and more.

National Drive Electric Week

Started in 2011 as National Plug-In Day with the simple idea to hold simultaneous events across the country on the same day, National Drive Electric Week has now expanded to an entire week of events and changed the name to emphasize the thing we all want to do: drive with zero emissions.

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We work with partner organizations and community advocates to push transit agencies (and even some school districts) to ramp up their shift to these cleaner buses, which improve public health and lower fuel and maintenance costs.

Zero Emission Buses

Transit agencies nationwide are starting to make the switch to zero emission buses. These buses are cleaner and quieter and are particularly beneficial for low-income neighborhoods and communities of color that are disproportionately exposed to toxic air pollution.

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November 15, 2023

WASHINGTON, DC – Today is the two year anniversary of the Biden-Harris administration's Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) being signed into law.

October 30, 2023

WASHINGTON, DC – The United Auto Workers has announced tentative agreements in their contract negotiations with the “Big Three” Automakers: General Motors, Ford, and Stellantis. 

October 6, 2023

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the United Auto Workers announced progress in their contract negotiations with one of the “Big Three” Automakers – General Motors – stating that the automaker has agreed to include battery production workers in the UAW…

October 6, 2023

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the Biden-Harris Administration released guidance on how consumers can transfer their Inflation Reduction Act electric vehicle (EV) credits to dealerships starting on January 1, 2024.

September 28, 2023

NEW YORK CITY – Today, the New York City Council unanimously passed the Zero-Emission Vehicles for New York City (ZEV4NYC) Act.