According to Triple-A, Americans are estimated to drive over 3 trillion miles this year. And with gas prices so high for local errands, some people are parking their SUVs and driving NEVs.
GEM, or Global Electric Motorcars, is a subsidiary of Chrysler. They are real, street-legal vehicles, drivable on any road with a speed limit of 35 mph or less. GEM has sold about 37,000 cars over ten years,
General Motors and Toyota are working hard on plug-in electric vehicles that could run for maybe 40 to 50 miles on a battery charge -thats far enough to cover most Americans' daily driving - and help ease the pain at the pump.
If getting an electric vehicle is not for you, you can still make positive steps in your daily driving routine by combining errands, taking public transportation or even walking. You'll cut down on pollution and save money while doing it.