Transportation is one of the biggest contributors in global climate change. Carbon dioxide accounts for about 81% of all U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, transportation is the second largest source of CO2 emissions, accounting for about 37% of total U.S. CO2 emissions. Turning to green transportation can help reduce the air pollution and lower the percentage of CO2 emissions. Green transportation includes the use of public transportation, bicycles, walking, taxis, carpooling, or owning a personal vehicle that is powered by alternative fuels other than petroleum or diesel.
Also, the National Drive Electric Week event will be held at SCAQMD Headquarters on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 10 from noon to 4:00 p.m. This event is held annually to heighten awareness of today's widespread availability of plug-in vehicles and to highlight the benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid-electric cars, trucks, motorcycles, and more. The event is free and open to the public and includes an EV parade, ride-and-drives, electric tailgate parties, a press conference, award ceremonies, informational booths, and more. For information please access www.driveelectricweek.org.
Finally, when you decide it's time to drive electric, the SCAQMD currently has a Residential EV Charger program that is being offered to all area residents. The program offers a Level 2 residential charger rebate of $250 and additional $250 for eligible low-income residents. The application for this program is available online here.
Thank you for your ongoing efforts to help clean the air we breathe.