SOLAR AT HOME CAN MEAN...Goodbye, Internal Combustion! Electric Vehicles are Rolling In.
There has been a large association between consumers buying solar for their homes and electric cars. A recent study found that charging your electric car from home can decrease the payoff time of your solar system by 2 to 3 years for the average driver. So as solar instillation is increasing EV are coming right behind.
Electric vehicles (EVs) don’t make much noise on the road, but they’re generating a lot of buzz about the future of this technology and what it means for business and the environment.
Cars, buses, and trucks are the second biggest source of pollution in the U.S. after electricity production. They are responsible for over 26 percent of emissions that adversely affect the health and well-being of the population, and put communities located close to highways and other major thoroughfares at risk. These communities, typically low-income, are often plagued by elevated asthma rates and other pollution-induced health conditions.
With over 300,000 EVs and more than 12,000 charging stations, California leads the nation in clean car sales. Moreover, that number is poised to grow rapidly ‒ California EV sales rose 91 percent in the first quarter of 2017 from the same time last year.