Driving a Cleaner Future

Climate change is one of the most pressing problems of our time. Greenhouse gas emissions from our cars are a big contributor—nearly 20% of CO2 emissions in the U.S. come from cars.1 That's where electric vehicles (EVs) and ChargePoint's network of charging stations come in.

Sustainability Resources

Download our Sustainability Brochure to learn how EV charging accelerates the transition to sustainable driving.

Watch the webinar to see how Kohl's built a successful EV charging program.

EVs Will Help Change the Course

 

The number of EVs on the road is expected to increase 14X over the next 10 years2

 

Over the next 10 years, if all cars in the U.S. were EVs charging on electricity from renewable sources we would avoid 13 billion metric tons of CO2—like taking the U.S. off fossil fuels for 2.5 years5,6

Charging Stations Help People Make the Switch to EVs

ChargePoint drivers have already driven enough electric miles to circle the earth 28,000 times and avoid over 98,000 metric tons of CO2.7 This is just a small fraction of the electric driving and emissions savings ChargePoint has enabled.

 
  • Our 41,514 charging spots give people the confidence that they can drive on electric and charge up when and where they need to.
  • The U.S. Department of Energy has found that someone with charging at work is 20 times more likely to switch to a plug-in car.8

How Clean Are EVs in Your State?

EVs reduce CO2 emissions from driving 50% on average across the U.S., but the exact amount of carbon pollution you can prevent by driving an EV depends on how and where you charge.9 Each state has a different mix of energy sources producing electricity and each energy source emits different quantities of greenhouse gases.

Use our calculator to estimate how much carbon pollution you can prevent by driving an EV or plug-in hybrid in your area.

Calculations are estimates based on the average greenhouse gas pollution from the electricity grid in your state. If you charge on electricity from renewable sources like wind or solar, your driving could be pollution free.

How much carbon pollution can you prevent by driving an EV?

Select Your State

Clean energy states will have more impact

Enter Miles Driven

National average annual mileage is 13,476 miles
 
 
 

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Annual Emissions if driving on gas

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Annual Savings on Emissions

That's like planting 0 Trees and letting them grow for 10 years


The UNFCCC Recognizes ChargePoint for Leading the Way

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change honored ChargePoint with a Momentum for Change award at the annual Conference of Parties (COP21) in Paris, France this past December.

ChargePoint was one of 16 Lighthouse Activities selected for its innovative and scalable approach to tackling climate change.

ChargePoint received this award for its partnership program with BMW and Volkswagen to create Express Charging Corridors along both coasts of the United States.


Sources and Assumptions

  1. 31% of U.S. CO2 emissions by end use are from transportation, U.S. Energy Information Administration, Annual Energy Outlook 2015, Energy-Related Carbon Dioxide Emissions by End Use. 55% of U.S. transportation CO2 emissions are from light duty vehicles from U.S. Energy Information Administration, Annual Energy Outlook 2015, Transportation Sector Key Indicators and Delivered Energy Consumption [a]
  2. Navigant Electric Vehicle Geographic Forecasts, 2Q 2015, PEV In Use Projections
  3. CO2 Savings Assumptions
    • Average miles traveled per year = 13,476 [b]
    • Driving an internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicle emits 8.887 kg of CO2 per gallon [c]
    • The US passenger car average fuel efficiency for ICE vehicles is 23.4 mi/gal (mpg) [d]
    • An electric vehicle has an average efficiency of 0.324 kWh/mile [e]
    • The US average for emissions from generating electricity to fuel electric vehicles, is 1.23235 lbs CO2/kWh [f]
  4. EV Volume
    • Inside EVs cumulative EV sales Q3 2015 was about 375,000 [g]
  5. CO2 Savings Assumptions
    • Same as above
  6. EV Volume
    • Navigant Electric Vehicle Geographic Forecasts, 2Q 2015, PEV In Use Projections in 2024 is 6,377,523 with a growth rate of 15% from 2023 – 2024. Applied same growth rate to 2024-2025.
  7. There were 255,876,822 registered highway vehicles in the U.S. as of 2013 [h]. Same assumptions as above for CO2 savings except zero emissions from charging on renewable energy.
  8. U.S. emissions were 5,270 MMT CO2 in 2012 [i]
  9. EVs have driven 732,382,720 miles on ChargePoint. The circumference of the earth is 24,901 [j]
  10. Results from the U.S. Department of Energy’s EV Everywhere Workplace Charging Challenge [k]
  11. Department of Energy Alternative Fuels Data Center [l]

Notes For Calculator

  1. Average miles driven per year is 13,476 [a]
  2. State annual CO2 equivalent total output emission rates from EPA eGrid State File 2012 [b]
  3. An electric vehicle has an average efficiency of 0.32 kWh/mile [c]
  4. 1 gallon of gasoline produces 8.87 kg CO2 [d]
  5. The average fuel efficiency of light duty vehicles on the road is 23.4 miles per gallon [e]
  6. Each urban tree planted sequesters 0.039 metric tons CO2 [f]