Electric Vehicles and More!

Hello, AWESome EarthKind People!

Within the last 18 months, many public and private companies have committed to become 100% carbon neutral by 2030, and entire industries are being galvanized. But we’re just at the beginning to scratch the surface of the most massive revolution in the last century.

By 2035, no combustion vehicles will be sold in California or New York. Virtually every auto manufacturer – and many new ones – now have electric cars for sale.

As one example, Ford invested over $10 Billion in electric vehicles, with the Mustang-E and F-150 Electric Truck now on the market. 

98% of most people’s daily driving is less than 100 miles. So… if you have a garage, you can just plug your electric vehicle (EV) into a standard electric outlet overnight and have a full charge in the morning.

The cost of electricity for an EV is 50%-80% LESS than gas, so.. you’ll save on fuel – PLUS no oil changes, no transmission fluid, and ~20 moving parts vs. the 2,000+ in an internal combustion vehicle. As the City of New York (2,000+ EVs) and many others have discovered – moving to electric vehicles provides outstanding reductions in the Total Cost of Ownership (up front capital costs + fuel & maintenance).

But, most people are still concerned about “range anxiety” – or running out of juice.

Do you know that there are 150,000 Level 2 charging ports across the US? These 220-volt chargers take 4-6 hours for an EV to be fully charged. As the industry evolves, we are seeing more DC fast chargers (Level 3s) like Tesla’s superchargers – which can charge a fully electric car  within 20-45 minutes.

Starting in 2022 in California, NY City, and elsewhere, for all new construction buildings- at least 10% of parking spots must have EV-charging-capability.

What do you need to prepare for the transition to EVs? What types of charging stations do you need? What are the utility and government incentives that are available? How do you begin – and how do you make sure you’re ready for the electric transportation future?

On this week’s AWESome EarthKind podcast, we interview Ariel Fan, the Founder and CEO of Green Wealth Energy. Green Wealth is the first woman & minority-owned business enterprise (WMBE) certified for government and public energy procurement in California. Prior to founding Green Wealth, Ariel was recognized as Southern California Edison’s Energy Efficiency Partner of the Year.

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Listen to Ariel Fan share her insights into the electric vehicles and charging infrastructure on your favorite podcast platform or at https://awesomeearthkind.com/podcasts/arielfan/   

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Ron Kamen has decades of expertise & leadership in catalyzing exponential change in sustainable energy adoption with communities, governments, non-profits, and businesses.

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