This commonly scheduled sponsored column is written by the Arlington Initiative to Rethink Vitality workforce (AIRE). This county program helps you make sensible vitality choices that prevent cash and leaves a lighter footprint on the setting.

Right here on the Rethink Vitality workforce, we’re large followers of all modes of transit that remove single occupant automobiles. Strolling, biking, scooting and public transit are all superb.

Nonetheless, we’ve obtained to get from the place we’re to the place we have to go typically with children, to select one thing up or in any other case — and we’d like a automotive to do it.

An increasing number of electrical automobiles are popping up in Arlington. The electrification of transportation is a key piece of reaching Arlington’s aim of carbon neutrality.

Electrical automobiles now drive farther, cost quicker and are available in almost each worth vary. Upkeep is easier and cheaper. Simply think about no oil modifications — ever! “Refueling” is so simple as plugging into {an electrical} outlet, and also you’ll spend lower than you do on gasoline to cost your car.

Charging stations proceed to pop up in Arlington, and incentives can be found to assist scale back the price of your electrical car (EV) buy.

Study charging, incentives, and extra on our Drive Electrical Arlington webpage.

EV Enjoyable Details:

  • The primary electrical car was created in 1832, and Thomas Edison labored on an electrical automotive battery in 1899. Within the early 1900s, New York Metropolis taxis have been primarily electrical.
  • The longer you personal your EV, the cleaner it’s to make use of. In contrast to gasoline automobiles that degrade in gasoline effectivity over time, EVs use electrical energy from the electrical grid that’s getting cleaner all the time with the addition of renewable vitality sources of energy like photo voltaic and wind.
  • In case you set up photo voltaic on your own home, you primarily personal a “gasoline station” in your EV. You’ll be driving on sunshine!