If you’re like most Americans, you’ve probably already been thinking about how to cut down on your car’s carbon footprint and reduce your commute time.
That’s where a new car charger and a battery pack will come in handy.
But not everyone is able to make the switch, and even those who can can, will have to spend some money on the electric car in order to make a dent.
The good news is that a lot of people will be able to afford these upgrades, but the bad news is the rest of us will have less time to do so.
We can make the most of this opportunity to save the planet and make the transition to a low-carbon economy.
Read MoreThe goal of the program is to help low-income people make the leap from electric cars to electric buses by building a network of electric charging stations around the country.
The program was founded in January 2017 by the U.S. Green Building Council, a nonprofit dedicated to improving green infrastructure and green jobs.
It was created as part of a nationwide effort to expand public charging infrastructure, and it’s expected to expand to over 100 cities by 2022.
The goal is to reach people in the lower income brackets, but some are hoping that they can save even more money.
“There are people who can do it on their own, but it will be more expensive,” said Scott Johnson, who manages a car shop in Atlanta.
“If we can make a network out of people who don’t have access to it, that’s a great deal.”
The goal is that the chargers would be built in communities across the country, but a network would be able provide them free charging, Johnson said.
A small number of locations have already been set up, and more are expected to come online by the end of this year.
“If we get enough of these, we could get an entire city’s entire infrastructure to go 100 percent electric,” Johnson said, noting that this could save $2 billion a year in fuel costs.
“We can put an entire country on the path to clean energy.”
It’s not just the high-end chargers that could be an advantage for low-cost electric buses.
The stations could also offer a better alternative to diesel, Johnson noted.
“People have a lot to lose if they get a diesel bus.
There’s more greenhouse gas emissions in that car than the electric bus.”
Electric buses are expected, too, and with their low operating costs, there’s no reason why they can’t make an even bigger impact.
“The most efficient way to move cars is to use the gas engine,” Johnson noted, adding that the batteries in a battery-powered bus could potentially save thousands of lives per year.
“You could even save a lot more on the fuel costs than an electric bus in terms of the number of people that need to get to work and the amount of people driving.”
The stations would also reduce the pollution that would come from a diesel engine, since the gas engines have a higher fuel consumption.
While there are a few areas in which the program could benefit the lowest-income households, the program has also received criticism.
A petition on Change.org from the Center for Responsible Transportation, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, accused the organization of using the program to help the wealthy, even though there are many lower-income individuals who would benefit from the program.
“I believe the program should be used to build out a network for electric buses, not to provide it to those who are the most vulnerable to its effects,” said the petition’s author, Scott Waring.
“In my mind, electric buses will only be a benefit to those at the bottom of the socioeconomic ladder.
The only way the program would help the poor would be if it helped them get to and from work, but for the wealthy to make that shift is really not in their best interest.”
Waring has a point.
As a matter of fact, the number-one reason people who make it to the top end of the income ladder are in need of a car is to commute.
The fact is, the majority of Americans can’t afford to buy a new electric vehicle, and this isn’t just because it’s costly.
It’s also because they are the ones who most need it most.
“When people get older, they can get into car crashes and die,” Johnson acknowledged.
“I think this program could help a lot people, but that’s because it is targeted toward the poor.”
Johnson says that the majority, or even the majority among low- and moderate-income Americans, will likely get the electric buses in the program, but not all of them.
“A lot of low-wage workers, who are in their 30s or 40s, may be able get a little bit of a discount,” he said.
“The biggest difference in this program is that it will help those in their mid-20