As of 2015, America was home to more than 263 million cars, making it the second largest automotive market in the entire world behind only China. We’ve come to depend on our cars over the years, as they provide us with freedom, efficient and safe transportation, and the ability to cross vast expanses of land in small amounts of time. However, we’re now facing a number of problems because of the sheer number of vehicles on our roads. Not only is traffic starting to exceed designed road capacities in many cities around the country, but the massive number of fuel-burning vehicles has taken a pretty serious toll on the environment.
This pollution problem coupled with rising gasoline prices prompted further development of electric-powered cars, and improvements in technology have made these types of vehicles more viable and promising today than they’ve ever been before. And National Drive Electric Week 2019 wants to help you see just how much your life could benefit from ditching the gas pump and buying a new electric vehicle.
What Is National Drive Electric Week?
National Drive Electric Week 2019 is a series of celebrations and informative events taking place all across the country over the week of September 14th through 22nd. Virtually every major city in the country will be hosting at least one major event, designed to showcase the latest and greatest that electric vehicle technology has to offer. This includes sleek modern designs, outstanding performance, charging infrastructure (both personal and public) and even the incredible range that these vehicles now get on a single charge.
Each event is different, and each event’s organizers have lined up different talks, displays, and demonstrations for attendees. You’ll be able to see for yourself how your life could change radically by purchasing a fully-electric vehicle or a plug-in hybrid from one of several different major manufacturers.
Customers in the Redlands area can attend one of the events being held in the surrounding communities, including:
- Diamond Bar: September 21st, 2019 from 10am to 2pm. At SCAQMD (21865 Copley Dr. Diamond Bar, CA 91765).
- San Bernardino: September 22nd, 2019 from 10am to 2pm at Inland Center Mall
Going Solar & Driving Electric
You can save even more on the cost of powering your electric vehicle by switching to solar! Solar panels provide an abundance of clean, renewable energy which you can use to not only power your home, but to provide energy for your car as well. By using solar to power your electric vehicle, you’ll continue to see substantial savings in your electric bill, which makes the investment in switching to solar even more worthwhile. Pairing your electric vehicle and solar system with a battery backup can prove even more lucrative, as you’ll be able to save more of the power your panels produce during the day in order to use it to charge your vehicle later in the evening. If you plan on using your electric vehicle as a commuter car (as so many in Southern California do), this may be the best investment you ever make in your home.
Interested in learning about acquiring a solar energy system or battery backup system for your home? Talk to our experts at SunPower by Sea Bright Solar! Give us a call at (909) 480-3783 today.