10 Million Hybrid and Electric Cars will be driven by 2020, up from 3 million today. All these vehicles will have electric motors, advanced batteries, and efficient drive systems. Many car models will be available with customer choice of hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and all-electric. Prices will fall with volume manufacturing and common components. Lifetime operating costs will be less than gasoline cars.
Electric Cars and Riding on Sunlight. Over 60,000 electric cars are on U.S. roads including the Nissan LEAF, Chevrolet Volt, and Tesla. Next year, over 100,000 will be driven. The different electric cars and SUVs are compared. Smart charging is available at 10,000 locations, often using a smart grid and renewable energy. Solar and wind power is increasingly stored and used to charge vehicles.
Future of Transportation. People are now using smart apps to make best choices about when to drive, rideshare, use transit, or teleconference and skip the driving. John Addison shares highlights from his book about how people are riding clean, riding together, and riding less. Electrification of vehicles is growing from electric car sharing to electric transit to high-speed rail.
More Smiles, Less Miles. Leading cities are benefiting from a demographic shift to urban density. Success stories are shared about Portland, San Francisco, New York, Copenhagen, and Vancouver sustainable development, reducing congestion, public transportation use, walking, bicycling, zero-emission vehicles, and net-zero buildings. Popular workshop by John Addison at with the American Planning Association.
Save Gas, Save the Planet is a breakthrough book that details how millions are spending less on gasoline, helping our country become energy secure, and reducing emissions. Every day, more people are riding clean, riding less, and riding together. This book provides the details about how people are driving less and enjoying life more. No person should buy a new car without reading this book.
“Save Gas, Save the Planet is the best book that I have seen in describing practical solutions for driving less and buying the right vehicle. John Addison offers accurate insights into the latest electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids, biofuels, and flexible work strategies. As someone responsible for the air quality for 7.5 million people, I recommend this book.”
Jack Broadbent, Chief Executive Officer
Bay Area Air Quality Management District
“Electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids and next generation fuels are all part of the clean tech revolution. John Addison delivers the fascinating details of today and tomorrow.”
Co-Author of Clean Tech Nation and The Clean Tech Revolution