A zero-emission, climate-friendly transportation system is within reach. To achieve it, we must ensure every community, regardless of race, ethnicity, location and income level, can access and benefit from e-mobility solutions.
EVHybridNoire envisions an inclusive, electric, transportation ecosystem and, in turn, exists to inform, educate and increase awareness of the evolving transportation landscape. It is our mission to increase e-mobility access to diverse audiences, so that all communities can reap the benefits of electrification. Below, you can see our main areas of focus and the kind of work we do in each sphere.
Air quality has wide-ranging impacts on community health. Transportation emissions account for a significant portion of air pollution, especially for those living near highways and roadways as they are exposed to more dangerous levels of air pollution. BIPOC and underserved communities bear the brunt of this burden. According to the American Lung Association, people of color are over three times more likely to be breathing heavily polluted air, compared to white people. By improving air quality and reducing emissions, investments in e-mobility will save lives.
We can begin to correct historic inequities by ensuring that all communities are represented and prioritized in the transition to clean transportation. EVs and other e-mobility solutions remain a new technology to the vast majority of consumers, especially in BIPOC and underserved communities. It is critical that educational materials and spaces of learning are culturally relevant and rooted in community needs, so that everyone has access to sound information regarding their transportation options.
Affordability is key to any consumer engagement strategy, and the true cost of ownership is among the most pervasive misconceptions about EVs and other e-mobility solutions. Switching to electric transportation offers both immediate savings and long-term price stability given that the average cost to drive an all-electric car is $1,000 less per year, and households can save around $10,000 on fuel and maintenance over the lifetime of an all-electric car. These savings will benefit diverse drivers specifically, since transportation makes up a much larger proportion of household costs for frontline communities. Not to mention, reducing oil consumption will generate broader public health and climate-related financial benefits. We work to spread awareness about the financial benefits of EVs and, from a policy standpoint, fight for incentives and rebates so more drivers can get on the road.
Electric vehicles carry a number of benefits for drivers, families, and communities. EVs can offer great financial benefits, as they have a lower true cost of ownership due to lower maintenance and fuel costs over the life of the vehicle. With no tailpipe emissions, they protect drivers, their families, and their communities from breathing in toxic fumes. They can even be more convenient, as home charging ensures that families wake up to a car that is charged and ready to go.