Our vehicles are an extension of who we are. They’re our ticket to the open road, giving us a sense of freedom and the ability to explore the country both near and far. But with the rising concern for global warming and the need to reduce our carbon footprints, there’s one fundamental change taking place with the way we travel, and that’s electric cars.
Despite the recent excitement, electric cars are not a new concept, in fact the first small scale electric car came about in 1830, but we can certainly thank Elon Musk for bringing the electric vehicles (EVs) mainstream. And while Tesla may be the shiniest, most headline-grabbing star in the industry, the price tag can be a bit disheartening or out of reach, especially since the Model X 100D starts at $96,000. However, EV technology isn’t just restricted to the wealthy. The Tesla Model 3, Hyundai Kona and Chevy Bolt all sit under the the $40,000 mark making a reduced carbon footprint more accessible to the average American. Better yet, these models all come with a range of at least 200 miles, making them a great option for road trips.
The transition to EVs could be a major factor in reduce emissions, especially when it comes to car travel. Currently, transportation accounts for about 30% of US greenhouse gas emissions, so this sector represents a considerable factor when cutting American carbon pollution. Specifically, passenger vehicles, which account for 60% of those emissions. Understanding what EVs hold for the future, CarRentals put together this guide that details four extensive road trips geared specifically towards electric vehicles. Use the maps, anchors points and charging stations to help you navigate your next road trip in an electric vehicle.
The Future of the American Road Trip is Electric
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