How Electric Cars Can Save Lives

Thom Hartman oped sees role of electric cars running on clean energy reducing CO2 emissions and keeping cities like New York from becoming unlivable due to global warming.

Published: 24-May-2013

If you've ever visited New York City during the summer, you know just how unbearably hot that city can get, and thanks to climate change, it's only going to get hotter.

And now, researchers have calculated that the rising temperatures will increase the death toll linked to a warming climate in Manhattan by as much as 20 percent by the 2020's.

In order to find how changing temperatures might affect Manhattan and the rest of the Big Apple, researchers examined temperature readings throughout the city.


Honda Civic-based Charge Car

Jim Motavalli discovers $24,000 conversion kit costs which means that when you include the cost of the Civic, it's probably cheaper to buy a new Nissan LEAF.

Steve Jurvetson's Tesla Roadster

One one our of five venture capitalist at recent Top 10 Tech Trends dinners actually even owns an electric car.

Mitsubishi i-MiEV electric car will save drivers $1,210 annually

Assuming 11,000 miles of driving annually - or 30 miles a day - the Leaf driver would save $1,180 a year in Hampton Roads; the i driver, $1,210.


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