In order to contribute to our collective effort to slow climate change's unprecedently rapid pace, I've decided to purchase an electric car. I don't yet have pictures of my vehicle, since I'm still in the process of acquiring my driver's license (I'm nineteen, I was just lazy in high school and apparently a little after that). I've got a couple lined up in my Carmax Wishlist, including brands such as electric Honda or Prius. Not only will this benefit the environment overall by the lack of harmful emissions and no gas maintenance, but it'll benefit my pockets by letting me off the hook in terms of (California) gas prices. Attaining an electric vehicle is a step that I believe should be taken more popularly, although we're already seeing the rise of these sorts of cars. The Tesla is a good example. It would reduce a significant factor of climate change, that being excessive machinery emissions, and helps keep your bank account afloat. I was discouraged from my decision to get an electric car by a couple of people, their reasoning being that they have a lot of issues. "You could get stranded in the middle of the road without a nearby charging point, "they have weird side effects," which I acknowledge, but humanity will be stranded in the middle of unlivable conditions with no nearby alternatives, and there are also very weird side effects on the earth due to vehicular emissions. It's not like non-electric cars never have any issues either, but this is just my opinion based on what I've learned about anthropogenic influences on climate change. Electric cars aren't the devil, and I would enjoy not forking over seven dollars every time I want to fill up my tank.
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