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CEC is committed to creating a more resilient and just region in the face of climate change. Through our work with the Central Coast Climate Justice Network and elsewhere, our vision includes an end to racial injustices and their resulting environmental inequities.

COVID-19 disruptions have pushed personal transportation to an all-time low – instigating what hopefully will be some permanent shifts in our telecommuting habits. While it may seem counterintuitive to be investing in a new car at this moment, global impacts to the auto industry mean that affordable, more efficient electric vehicles are now more accessible than ever.

CEC’s Director of Energy and Climate Programs, Michael Chiacos, and Sierra Club Los Padres Chapter Chair, Katie Davis – both EV owners and industry experts – discuss which 100+ mpge electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid might be best for you.

We discuss financial incentives, charging, range, and how to pair home solar with your EV for maximum savings. Find out how to purchase a new EV for the price of a Toyota Corolla, and used EVs for as little as $5,000. Learn how to save $50,000 on gas with an investment of $6,000 on solar panels.

Together, we can move the Santa Barbara region away from fossil fuels in one generation.

Did you watch the webinar? Here’s some next steps to consider:

    1. Share CEC’s Electric Vehicles 101 Webinar with friends, family, or colleagues.
    2. Learn more about electric vehicles at www.ElectricDrive805.org or read stories about how others have gone electric.
    3. Keep in touch! We’d love to hear about your electric vehicle journey…and you could even be featured on our blog! Join the Facebook group at www.facebook.com/groups/electricdrive805 or email [email protected].
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