How COVID-19 is Making the Case for Electric Car & Clean Air Initiatives
With literally millions sheltering in place, the effect on the environment has been noticeable as the result of reduced car emissions are seen around the world.
The phenomena was first noticed as significant reductions in nitrogen dioxide (NO2) were observed in China from January to February. NASA chronicled the findings, click here to view.
Similar effects are continuing to be documented around the world.
What changes have you noticed in your area?
Here at GO ELECTRIC we are particularly inspired by this trend.
There is an estimated 31,905,573,840 pounds of carbon emission pumped into our air worldwide.
Traditional ride share companies using standard vehicles
generate 69% more pollution than the trips they displace
“According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, ride-hailing trips today result in an estimated 69 percent more climate pollution on average than the trips they displace… For ride-hailing to contribute to better climate and congestion outcomes, trips must be pooled and electric.”
Ride-Hailing’s Climate Risks: Steering a Growing Industry toward a Clean Transportation Future. Cambridge, MA: Union of Concerned Scientists.
On the other hand, Plug-in Electric Vehicles (PEVs) are an important component of our technology portfolio for achieving energy security and sustainability.
Go Electric is setting in motion a rideshare company that ONLY uses electric vehicles. Here’s what sets us apart:
• Every ride is considered a donation that is tax deductible.
• Our transportation service is the same cost as private sector transportation options.
• Resources generated are re-invested towards our efforts to make a real difference in the earth’s recovery and our R&D goal of an entire fleet powered by clean energy by the year 2025.
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