Jackie Frobese wrote:Ok, I'm not willing to give up my car at this point in my life. I'm impressed, grateful and in awe of those who do!!
What are some other things people can recommend to improve your car's impact? (Besides giving it up entirely, or replacing it with an electric car.)
Stacie Kim wrote:
I would do a LOT of research into electric cars, in my humble opinion. I read somewhere that the batteries on electric cars have a carbon impact of 5 years. Let alone the other mechanical parts. That means you need to keep the batteries alone for 5 years just to break even on their carbon footprint. Who can keep a car battery viable for 5 years? And, given the fact that (last I heard) about 50% of America's electricity comes from coal, it doesn't seem to me that electric cars are that much of a wiser choice than regular gasoline run engines. If anyone knows these statistics are different than what I have written here, please correct me. It was a few years ago that I read it.
Don't forget that for most of those tires (including car tires) a bike pump works as well.
Kenneth Elwell wrote:If you don't already own an air compressor, consider it just for this. Never mind all of the other tires to fill: on bikes, wheelbarrows, carts, trailers, tractors... or for powering nail guns, staplers...