Most people want cleaner air and lower fuel costs, even if it means paying extra for a car. A recent study from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, for instance, found that more than half of Americans would shell out a little more for an electric vehicle.
That’s good to hear, but as at it turns out, they won’t have to.
Many electric vehicles — when accounting for the cost of fuel, maintenance and repairs — cost the same or less than comparable gas-powered cars. A new app from MIT’s Trancik Lab shows exactly how much carbon-saving technology you can afford.