Submitted by evpro on Thu, 2013-05-30 10:03
We hear a lot about the efficiency, lower emissions, silent operation and other advantages of EVs. A somewhat overlooked aspect, IMO, is the effect on both local and the national economy as more drivers stop supporting the bleed out of millions of dollars a day going to foreign countries via the oil companies. That money is lost to us forever and helps finance despots and terrorists. The EV alternative costs consumers far less per mile (so they have more money for other uses) and most importantly it remains in domestic circulation where it can be used to build a better electric grid, large renewable energy plants and other local infrastructure improvements.
Not to mention more humming American factories and good manufacturing jobs as they turn out thousands of Model S, X and Gen3's to meet the growing demand for cars that cost much less to run.