How do you solve the problems of air pollution, simple, you remove the items that are contributing to the pollutants. In the world we live in today it seems there are two solutions to this problem. One solution is to remove all technology, shut down every industry, and begin to grow trees and cause the world to go backward by over 1000 years. Does that sound like a good idea to you? I didn’t think so, which brings us to the other solution. The other solution is to work toward making the industries we have become more efficient and reduce pollution by options like EV and hybrid models.
Right now there is a government mandate and program in place to reduce pollution by demanding automakers work to increase the fuel mileage of the vehicles we drive. This movement also includes a change toward EV and hybrid models which certainly seem to be the future of what we’re going to enjoy on the road. While there are some that feel the process of creating an EV is more harmful than the benefits receives once it’s on the road, the data supports this as a short-sighted thought process which is certainly not the long-term results.
Changing Processes is Reducing Pollution Even More with EV & Hybrid
With greater use of wind and solar to generate electricity, coal is going to be used far less frequently which results is an even greater reduction in the carbon footprint left by driving an EV or hybrid model. This means as we move forward an EV or hybrid vehicle can be built at a plant that’s energized by the wind or solar power that provides plenty of electricity for the manufacturing process. Once the vehicle is built the emissions are further reduced because the vehicle won’t emit any pollutants on the road.
As a result of the changes that have been made in generating electricity and the greater number of EV and hybrid models on the market, the average mpg for vehicles around the country has increased and will continue to do so. As you would expect, California is an area that leads the way in the mpg race with one of the highest numbers because of the direction toward more EV and hybrid models on the market and additional tax credits for those who choose to drive them. California is also where you’ll find more charging stations than in any other part of the country.
Because every automaker has announced a desire to build more hybrid and EV models and we’re now harvesting renewable energy and moving away from coal that has to be mined and is harmful to the environment, the future of pollution is a significant reduction that we can all enjoy. I’m sure you didn’t really want to go back to a time where you had to make your own tools, hunt your own food, and have no electronics at all. The automotive industry is making the right changes to offer the cars that will be more efficient and have lower emissions for the future of driving and as a way to begin to save the environment.