Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Buy An Electric Car Now

10. EVs Promise Energy Security

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Even if your EV is assembled in Japan, Korea, or China, its energy can be 100-percent made in the U.S.

You will never see a massive tanker pulling into port with a load of electricity.

As a nod to skeptics, the notion of energy security has been likened to a bad joke, with the last eight U.S. presidents pledging more than they delivered on this topic.

EV advocates still say the slippery fish called “energy security” remains a worthwhile goal, and something that would be better late than never.

In tiny Norway, they have been able to stack the deck in favor of EVs, and this microcosm is a national experiment in transitioning to plug-in cars quicker than anywhere else.

In the U.S., the transportation sector accounts for 70 percent of petroleum usage.

The U.S. military forces are experimenting with numerous electrified vehicles.

The U.S. military forces are experimenting with numerous electrified vehicles.

The U.S. military patrols oil supply routes around the globe to ensure the American way of life. This costs billions leading to trillions.

Wars have been fought for oil. Terrorism remains a threat in part due to oil-related geopolitical issues, and outcomes.

Some terrorists are funded by oil-rich foreign nations.

The “fracking revolution” promises a reprieve perhaps, but it’s not without opponents warning of potential consequences, nor is it enough to replace the need for foreign oil. And, they say, squeezing the last remaining fossil fuels will eventually mean a tapped supply.

Granted EVs constitute a slim percentage of the market, so one might ask what difference would buying one make?

According to Plug In America’s Richard Kelly, this kind of “fallacy” could lend itself to apathy, or you can choose to vote toward a positive difference.

This “energy security” notion – related very closely to “national security” and recognized as valid by the U.S. Department of Defense – is last but not least.

Kelly says there are other externalities to contend with, and suspects dollar figure estimates may be “way too low,” in terms of costs to the economy.

Whatever your stance, and however you think we should get there, both sides of the aisle essentially agree that increasing reliance on clean, renewable, and domestic energy is a general prescription for longer term societal, economic and environmental health.