WWF Releases New Report on Environmental Transportation

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This week, a new report from the World Wildlife Federation takes a closer look at the effect that fossil-fuel powered vehicles are having on the environment, and how enormous the difference will be if we all move to driving plug-in electric or hybrid vehicles. While it’s considered common knowledge that fossil fuel powered vehicles are big time polluters, this official report holds a significant amount of authority in determining policies and environmental standards to be met in the future. Although the WWF aims for more biking, walking, and use of public transportation, they offer results from studies that show the use of electric cars can be far less detrimental than current modes of transportation.

In addition to being powered by electricity, WWF Director General James Leape also says that vehicles need to become more aerodynamic, in order to reduce the amount of fuel that is used to run them. This would be a major source of focus when developing electric cars, because of the necessity to make the power last longer. Another reason why the focus should be placed on electric cars, according to WWF reps, is that it can take advantage of utilities that we already have, and will not be as cost-heavy as introducing ethanol or hydrogen based pumps to power our vehicles.

This report is meant to speed up the commercialization of electric vehicles, or at least those with higher efficiency rates than are currently being spotted on the roads. Even if it’s something that you think you’ve read before, the study now confirms the need to change our transportation system, and the first step is changing public opinion. So spread the word, or make your next car an electric one.

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