Did you know that one-fifth of the U.S.’s total carbon emissions come from car pollution? One of the biggest contributors to this is the fact that many people commute alone to work every day in their gas-powered vehicle. Carpooling has a great eco impact. It is also one of the best alternatives to this detrimental practice. That coupled along with the adoption of electric vehicles.
Unfortunately, carpooling is not always an option. In big cities, people are often on different work schedules. As well as in the country, coworkers might live miles from one another. Therefore making carpooling extremely inconvenient. The adoption of electric vehicles can also be an issue in rural areas, as the correct electric charging stations are often not easily accessible.
In conclusion, it’s not coincidence, then. That states with lowest number of electric vehicles and the highest number of solo commuters share significant overlap. Using U.S. Census data, the experts at The Zebra have analyzed each of these factors to determine an overall “eco impact” rating per state.
The Green Living Guy, Seth Leitman is a green living expert, celebrity and Editor of the McGraw-Hill, TAB Green Guru Guides. Seth is also an Author, Radio Host, Reporter, Writer and a Environmental Consultant on green living. The Green Living Guy writes about green living, green lighting, the green guru guides and more. Seth's books range from:
# Build Your Own Electric Vehicle by Bob Brant and Seth Leitman (2nd and 3rd editions)
# Build Your Own Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle by Seth Leitman
# Build Your Own Electric Motorcycle by Carl Vogel
# Green Lighting by Seth Leitman, Brian Clark Howard and Bill Brinsky
# Solar Power For Your Home by David Findley
# Renewable Energies For Your Home by Russel Gehrke
# Do-it-Yourself Home Energy Audits by David Findley
# Build Your Own Small Wind Power System by Brian Clark Howard and Kevin Shea
# and more green living books to follow.