The Sierra Club is the nation's oldest and largest grassroots environmental organization with 1.4 million members and supporters and chapters in all 50 states. In March of 2011, the Sierra Club launched its Go Electric campaign to promote a switch to electric vehicles as one important way to reduce carbon emissions and our dangerous dependence on oil. Indeed, each year, American passenger cars and trucks spew approximately 1.3 billion tons of carbon pollution into the air by burning 129 billion gallons of gasoline. Our dangerous dependence on oil has resulted in catastrophes like the BP spill in the Gulf of Mexico and, every day, we send nearly one billion dollars abroad to pay for oil, increasing our national debt and dependence on many nations hostile to our policies.
Through the Sierra Club's Go Electric Campaign, we are educating the public (through our web site, media outreach, public events, etc) and advocating for the right federal, state, local, and utility policies that will incentivize EVs and, when possible, opportunities to rely on renewable sources of power. We are delighted to partner with "Revenge of the Electric Car" as a terrific way to engage the public on this important issue (and we think it's a really fun film!). For fact sheets, myths and realities, blog articles, and more on our EV campaign, see www.sierraclub.org/ev.GoElectricDrive.com
Are you ready for a new, high-performance driving experience, paying less as you drive past gas stations, while contributing to a cleaner environment and reducing our dependence on foreign oil? If you answered yes, you’re ready to visit GoElectricDrive.com. You’ll find everything there you need to know about owning and operating an electric car, including the types of plug-in electric vehicles, charging, costs, incentives, benefits, and much more.
GoElectricDrive is a project of the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) is the preeminent US industry association dedicated to the promotion of electric drive as the best means to achieve the highly efficient and clean use of secure energy in the transportation sector. Since 1989, we have supported the sustainable commercialization of all electric drive transportation technologies by providing in-depth information, education, industry networking, public policy advocacy and international conferences and exhibitions. As a unified voice for the electric drive industry, our membership includes a diverse representation of vehicle and equipment manufacturers, energy providers, component suppliers, and end users.REC Solar
REC Solar is an industry leading solar power provider specializing in grid-tied residential and commercial installations. With a local presence in all major solar markets in the USA and thousands of kilowatts installed, REC Solar is committed to lowering the cost of solar power through efficient processes, innovative products and outstanding customer service. REC Solar has more than a dozen offices in six states including California, Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Arizona and New Jersey.
REC Solar sees tremendous potential for incorporating renewable energy into the power generation mix for electric vehicles (EVs). Early surveys indicate that nearly half of EV buyers want to charge their vehicles with solar energy, allowing them to save money, help the environment, and “drive on sunshine”. REC Solar installs charging stations for EV users and its solar electric customers and is building partnerships with major auto manufacturers, charger manufacturers, and other channel partners to support the rapid rise of EV adoption. REC Solar’s sister company, AEE Solar, is working with charging equipment providers to distribute leading edge products to its thousands of dealers and resellers in all 50 states.