Sustainability is a growing matter of importance for many people all throughout the United States – and, as a matter of fact, the world as a whole. Incorporating more aspects of a sustainable lifestyle is hugely important from an environmental standpoint, but it actually has a number of other benefits as well. As a matter of fact, living as sustainably as is possible can even end up saving you a good deal of money in the long run, something that can benefit just about everyone here in the United States.
Take, for example, the modern car. Cars have become more efficient than ever, it’s true (especially in the case of hybrid cars), but they have also become more expensive than ever as well – and gas prices have continued to rise and are likely to keep rising in the weeks, months, and years to come. In addition to this, cars are hugely detrimental to the health of our environment as a whole, thanks to the harmful emissions that they produce. And while driving a hybrid motor vehicle can certainly help to reduce your overall environmental footprint, it is far from negating it completely.
But we need cars and other such motor vehicles, there is no doubt about it. For while many city and metropolitan areas in this country have thriving public transportation systems, many other parts of the country do not – particularly in more rural areas, where even train access might not be easily and readily available. Driving a car can be one of the only ways that people have access to reliable transportation, no matter how environmentally unfriendly it might be.
Fortunately, electric cars and vehicle charging stations are become more commonplace than ever before. As a matter of fact, vehicle charging stations are spreading all throughout the country, with more than 20,000 such vehicle charging stations and EV charging solutions located in various places throughout the country. And while some of these vehicle charging stations are for private use only, much of the EV charging network is very much open to public use, with more than 17,500 vehicle charging stations made public in this one country alone.
Of course, access to a greater number of vehicle charging stations has made it easier than ever before to now electric vehicles. The economic benefit to owning an electric vehicle has also become more compelling than ever before, particularly as gas prices continue to rise. After all, data that has been gathered on the subject clearly shows that the cost of charging your electric car at one of the growing number of vehicle charging stations will cost you akin to paying only one single dollar for gas, a true fantasy for regular car drivers in today’s day and age.
And incentives as promoted by the government make driving such vehicles even more appealing than the growing access to vehicle charging stations does. In fact, the Department of Energy here in the United States will actually offer as much as $7,500 federal tax credit to those who purchase an electric car to be used with the vehicle charging stations available. For many people, this only serves to compound the savings that they would already be generating over time simply by owning such an electric car in the first place.
Because of all the reasons above, electric cars and their vehicle charging stations are only expected to continue to grow – quite exponentially, as a matter of fact – in the years that are to come, especially here in the United States. By the time that we reach the year of 2040, now just 21 years in the future, more than half of all sales of new cars will be for electric cars, something that will show a huge amount of growth not only in the market for electric cars, but in the market for overall sustainability and sustainable products as well. There is certainly no doubt about it that this will be hugely ideal for the protection and restoration of our environment as a whole, throughout the world.