There are countless reasons to drive an electric vehicle, as we discovered during our road trip across the Midwest. From the sheer pleasure of a smooth, silent, and speedy ride to the significant savings on fuel and maintenance, it’s no wonder that electric transportation is becoming more popular.

Not only are EVs affordable and cool, but they also have tremendous human and ecosystem health benefits. By reducing tailpipe emissions, we can improve air quality and reduce the risk of respiratory diseases like asthma. On a global level, replacing gas-powered cars with EVs can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change.

For many Midwest drivers, electric vehicles also challenge the country’s fossil fuel dependence and support foreign policy decisions prioritizing human life over oil. As we met with more electric transportation stakeholders, it became clear that the motivations for switching to EVs are as diverse as the drivers themselves.

To increase the adoption of electric vehicles, it’s crucial to make them more widely available and build on the excitement


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