James Glave's Almost Green: How I Built an Eco-Shed, Ditched My SUV, PDF

By James Glave

ISBN-10: 1553653203

ISBN-13: 9781553653202

One man's irreverent and hilarious chronicle of his bold yet clumsy efforts to tread frivolously at the planet.

In virtually eco-friendly, James Glave demonstrates that the adventure alongside the trail to a greener lifestyles isn't really consistently effortless yet is usually hilarious and consistently enlightening. Glave -- a author and stay-at-home dad -- describes his reviews development a eco-friendly writing studio within the entrance backyard of his domestic on Bowen Island, British Columbia, a not-so-green paradise the place suvs nonetheless outnumber compost bins. whereas dealing with the various frustrations and small victories of this venture, Glave additionally dabbles in grassroots local activism. He visits a very eco-friendly kin residing within the concrete jungle of town and makes a decision he needs to divest himself of his hulking suv, so generously given to him by way of his better half's father, with out offending his benefactor.

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EV sales were more than 39% higher in 2015 compared to 2014 in the world (Inside EVs, 2016). 6 Environmental and Economic Benefits At present, there are many incentives for customers to buy an EV. On a grand scale, policy, environmental, economic, and social issues drive EV research and development within the United States and worldwide. These include government energy standards, tax incentives, environmental benefits, and political initiatives. indd 16 6/9/2016 9:18:46 PM Electric Vehicles 17 incentives with social value, a critical concern for the future of the environment, and the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

Tesla Motors is also planning to manufacture an EV with a range of more than 200 miles that will be in the same price range as the Bolt. Tesla Motors sold over 50,000 EVs in 2015, and hopes to sell about 500,000 EVs in 2020 (Zhang, 2015; Waters, 2016). In the future, marketing efforts should be made to increase EV sales. Customers should be educated on the environmental benefits and overall efficiency of EVs. When discouraged by high retail prices, car buyers should look at the long-term cost of an ICE including maintenance and fuel versus an EV (Telleen and Trigg, 2013).

Indd 15 6/9/2016 9:18:46 PM 16 Solar Powered Charging Infrastructure for Electric Vehicles As of May 2015, the best-selling EV in the United States was the Nissan Leaf, followed by the Tesla S, and then the Chevy Volt (Shahan, 2015a). S. sales reached 43,973 by May (Cole, 2015); they were more than 116,000 for the year (Inside EVs, 2016). Various passenger EVs are currently being developed, including EV pickup trucks and mini-vans. One example of a multi-passenger EV is the 2016 Volvo XC90 T8, a luxury hybrid plug-in SUV with an expected range of at least 96 miles (Voelcker, 2015).

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