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Lobby your parents for a hybrid or electric vehicle

If a vehicle is an absolute must for your family, convince your parents to purchase a hybrid car or an electric car as the next family vehicle. Both hybrid and electric plug-in vehicles produce less Greenhouse Gas emissions than traditional cars, and hybrid cars can require less petroleum-based gasoline while electric cars may use none at all. Unlike gasoline or diesel cars, fully electric or electric hybrids may produce no emissions or pollutants when operating on electricity, especially if the electricity used to charge the vehicles comes from clean sources including hydroelectric power plants or electricity producing wind turbines! According to Transport Canada, on average, electricity in Canada produces about 200 grams of carbon dioxide (CO2) per kilowatt-hour whereas an electric car produces about 60% to 80% less CO2 than one that runs on gasoline or diesel fuel. Not only that, but while an electric or hybrid car might be more expensive to purchase in the beginning, the reduced petroleum fuel cost savings may save money in the long run. For example, if you were driving 20,000 kilometers (km) per year, you would spend $2,213 a year on gas with a regular Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV), but only $1,678 per year with a hybrid SUV and only $1,000 a year with a plug-in hybrid vehicle. Now that makes dollars and sense! Lear more about hybrid car: Emissions from Hybrid and Plug-In Electric Vehicles Electric vs. Fuel Cell Vehicles: 'Green' Auto Tech Explained Electric Vehicle Primer

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Lobby your parents for a hybrid or electric vehicle

If a vehicle is an absolute must for your family, convince your parents to purchase a hybrid car or an electric car as the next family vehicle. Both hybrid and electric plug-in vehicles produce less Greenhouse Gas emissions than traditional cars, and hybrid cars can require less petroleum-based gasoline while electric cars may use none at all. Unlike gasoline or diesel cars, fully electric or electric hybrids may produce no emissions or pollutants when operating on electricity, especially if the electricity used to charge the vehicles comes from clean sources including hydroelectric power plants or electricity producing wind turbines! According to Transport Canada, on average, electricity in Canada produces about 200 grams of carbon dioxide (CO2) per kilowatt-hour whereas an electric car produces about 60% to 80% less CO2 than one that runs on gasoline or diesel fuel. Not only that, but while an electric or hybrid car might be more expensive to purchase in the beginning, the reduced petroleum fuel cost savings may save money in the long run. For example, if you were driving 20,000 kilometers (km) per year, you would spend $2,213 a year on gas with a regular Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV), but only $1,678 per year with a hybrid SUV and only $1,000 a year with a plug-in hybrid vehicle. Now that makes dollars and sense! Lear more about hybrid car: Emissions from Hybrid and Plug-In Electric Vehicles Electric vs. Fuel Cell Vehicles: 'Green' Auto Tech Explained Electric Vehicle Primer