15. Electric Car

Electric vehicles and hybrid-electric vehicles make sense, particularly in urban areas, for many reasons. The emissions from internal combustion engines when combined with sunlight produce ground-level ozone, or smog. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that about two-thirds of all the oil consumed in America is used for transportation. Besides being cleaner, electric vehicles (EVs) and hybrid-electric vehicles (HEVs) can help reduce our dependence on foreign oil. Through our diverse Clean Transportation Program, NYPA will continue to contribute to the growth and acceptance of clean, efficient electric-drive technology.