World EV Day is almost here! This year, Blink Charging is proud to join Green.TV’s fourth annual celebration as a Premium Partner and EV Charging Operator Sector Lead. Here’s what you need to know about World EV Day on September 9.
What Is World EV Day?
First organized in 2019, World EV Day is an international holiday for automakers, EV charging companies, drivers, and policy makers to #DriveChange and promote electric vehicles. We’re partnering with EV drivers and organizations to educate the community about the EV lifestyle and how Blink keeps you charged.
Why Electric Vehicles?
Drivers everywhere are switching to electric vehicles! The International Energy Agency’s Global EV Outlook tracked 10 million global EV sales in 2022. In fact, IEA predicts 14 million EV sales in 2023. Here’s what the stats say:
- Electric vehicles are cheaper to maintain than conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. One study from the US Department of Energy and Argonne National Laboratory found that EV maintenance was 41% cheaper than ICE maintenance – an average cost of $0.061 per mile for an EV versus $0.101 per mile for a BEV. Similarly, AAA’s annual Your Driving Costs report found that in 2022, EV maintenance averaged $0.079 per mile versus the weighted average of $0.097 per mile.
- These lower maintenance costs are because EVs have fewer moving parts. As the US Department of Energy’s Alternative Fuels Data Center (AFDC) notes, “battery, motor, and associated electronics require little to no regular maintenance… there are fewer fluids, such as engine oil, that require regular maintenance… [and] brake wear is significantly reduced due to regenerative braking.”
- EV owners can save as much as $14,500 in fuel costs over the life of an EV, according to a study from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
- All-electric vehicles emit zero tailpipe emissions, and unlike ICE vehicles, their “well-to-wheel” emissions will continue to decrease with time due to grid decarbonization.
- Lithium-ion batteries, commonly used in consumer electronics and plug-in electric vehicles, have a “high energy per unit mass relative to other electrical energy storage systems… high power-to-weight ratio, high energy efficiency, good high-temperature performance, and low self-discharge,” according to AFDC. There is now research and development into battery recycling, efficiency, and safety that will continue to reduce costs and increase sustainability.
Join the Blink Pledge
This World EV Day and National Drive Electric Week, we’re asking you to join our mission and commit to going green with Blink. Take the #BlinkPledge and tell us about your new sustainable practice.
- Drive electric to support clean transportation alternatives
- Reduce my single use plastic consumption
- Save energy and conserve resources
- Recycle at home
- Be conscious about using environmentally friendly products
- Plant a tree or garden