So, I bought an electric bike, and I use it now as my default mode of transportation; I ONLY use a gas-powered car when I have no other choice. This has dropped my miles driven per year (and my costs) very much.
I still do have a gas-powered SUV (this is kind of embarrassing, for a tree-hugger, but gosh, I have to have a way to get to the trees, right?)
Just today, I filled out my final papers for the Resilient Neighborhoods course (more that that HERE). For that exercise, I got credit for my intention. And, my intention is that my next vehicle purchase will be to replace my gasoline SUV with an electric SUV.
But, I have never even driven an all-electric car, and I know very little about them.
BUT . . . . .
Help is on the way!
On Tuesday, May 27 from 5-6 pm, Electrify Your Ride, a non-profit organization trying to help people learn about this critical next investment for all of us, will host a free Zoom to talk about how to make this switch, and how to collect the incentives out there to make it affordable.
Sign up HERE.
Our very own Vice-Mayor Stephanie Hellman will be speaking at the event, and I, for one, will be there. I hope you will too.
As President Biden said yesterday in Michigan, "I'm a car guy . . . And the future of the auto industry is electric - there's no turning back."
Let's commit that every vehicle purchased by a person in Fairfax, from this moment forward, will be electric.
There's no going back.