Electric Cars Find Favor in Sonoma County

Feb 20, 2015

Electric car sales in Sonoma County have increased sharply in the past two years.
Credit Center for Climate Protection

 It isn’t easy for individuals to curtail their greenhouse gas emissions, but one thing they can do is drive less—or drive cars that pollute less. And recent sales figures show we are doing just that.

Switching to electric cars is a modest lifestyle change that can make a significant impact on overall greenhouse gas emissions, says Brant Arthur of the Center for Climate Protection.


An EV charging station in Sonoma County

  When EVs first came on the market, in 2010, significant rebates were offered to help spur sales. Those rebates have now been cut by half, but Ron Coury of North Bay Nissan in Petaluma says other motivations have taken their place.