Are electric vehicles like the GMC Hummer EV a sustainable option?

December 14th, 2021 by

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Why you should consider an electric vehicle in 2022 

Are electric vehicles like the GMC Hummer EV a sustainable option? Keep reading below to learn why you should consider an electric vehicle in 2022. You can find EVs (electric vehicles) here at Carl Black Roswell in Roswell, GA. 


Is electric power better for the environment? 

With our current options in power, most would agree that our best sources are wind and solar, while nuclear is often seen as a great option for the environment as well but has a more controversial history. Coal power is seen as a bad option. Now, the question with cars is whether gas-powered or electric-powered vehicles are better. 

Electric vehicles still need to get their power from somewhere. They get it from the same sources that we use to run other electric devices in our homes and communities. This means they can be using anything from solar to coal to support their electricity. However, this is still a preferred option to always use gas, because at least some of the time, EVs use sustainable power sources. Furthermore, the goal is to switch EVs to more sustainable power sources across the board. 


2022 GMC Hummer EV front view


Benefits of All-Wheel Drive


Do electric vehicles produce fewer emissions than gas-powered vehicles? 

This is a point that we’d like to drive home. In terms of your direct emissions from driving, EVs have few to no emissions. So, you can feel better about your driving. 

Are parts for electric vehicles mined in a sustainable manner? 

GM has recently said in a press release that “it has joined the Initiative for Responsible Mining Assurance (IRMA).” What this means is that the materials mined for EVs are mined in a sustainable way. You can rest assured that every step is being taken to produce the most environmentally friendly vehicles possible. 


GMC Hummer EV accessories


 

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