As long as there's demand for oil, oil companies will try to drill anywhere they can -- including the Arctic, Canada's tar sands, or fracked oil from North Dakota's Bakken shale. Moving from gas guzzlers to electric vehicles will help take a big bite out of demand for this polluting, climate-harming oil.
Electric vehicles are better for the environment than conventional cars, even factoring in the emissions from the electricity used to power them. They are also cheaper to maintain and fuel than conventional vehicles. That's why sales of electric cars are growing every year, but we need more EV-friendly policies to encourage a faster transition to an electrified transportation system.
Many of the most effective policies are at the state level. Take a moment to urge your governor to support EV-friendly policies that will make electric vehicles cheaper and more convenient in your state!