Let Sustainable Transportation Drive Your Buying Habits

Steve Heckeroth examines common misconceptions about sustainable transportation, and offers advice on how to make your commute more eco-friendly.

Steve Heckeroth's RAV4 EV
Heckeroth's RAV4 EV has 160,000 trouble-free miles. The shed in the background has a photovoltaic roof to offset the electricity for charging the EV. The solar array paid for itself long ago and now provides free power.
Photo by Steve Heckeroth
Chart Comparing Plug-In Vehicles to Internal Combustion Engine Vehicles
This chart shows the overwhelming advantages of plug-in hybrid (HEV) and battery electric (EV) vehicles. EVs are zero emission and can be charged from renewable energy sources like the sun and wind. By adding more batteries, plug-in hybrids can be built which offer the range of gas vehicles with the zero-emission and cost-saving benefits of battery electric vehicles for short trips.
Chart by Steve Heckeroth
The E-Spyder and E- Tractor on Heckeroth’s homestead in 1993.
Photo by Steve Heckeroth
Heckeroth with his zero-to-60 in 8 seconds, 100-mile-range E-Spyder.
Photo by Steve Heckeroth

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