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Published on August 26th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan


California Plug-In Car Owners Driving Less & Saving Serious Money

August 26th, 2012 by  

As reported previously here on CleanTechnica, electric car drivers save serious money on fuel (and electric cars really are a lot better for the environment). Now, going beyond theory and models, a survey of plug-in car owners in California has backed up those findings from the Union of Concerned Scientists, and the hunch of all of us cleantech lovers. Here’s more from sister site Gas2:

Survey: California Plug-In Car Owners Drive Less, Make More Money (via Gas 2.0)

Among alternative fuel advocates, there is a raging debate as to the viability of pure electric cars. Many people argue that the limited range of EVs makes them impractical for most Americans. But a new survey of America’s largest plug-in car market, California, reveals that plug-in car owners drive…

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Zach is tryin' to help society help itself (and other species) with the power of the word. He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director and chief editor, but he's also the president of Important Media and the director/founder of EV Obsession and Solar Love. Zach is recognized globally as a solar energy, electric car, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, and Canada. Zach has long-term investments in TSLA, FSLR, SPWR, SEDG, & ABB — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in these particular companies and feels like they are good cleantech companies to invest in. But he offers no professional investment advice and would rather not be responsible for you losing money, so don't jump to conclusions.

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