Electric vehicles are more fun than a pirogue.

  • A number of EV's can now reach 0-60 MPH in just a few seconds. 

  • EV's are silent. 

  • EV's have "instant torque", meaning you jump off the line at stop lights.

Electric vehicles are cheaper than going to a Saints game.

  • Lafayette has its very own electric taxi company - rides are just $10 for in-town service.

  • New EV's hitting the market are running around $35,000, but then there is a $7,500 federal tax credit.

  • Leasing an electric vehicle is super popular, because the technology changes quickly. 

  • A full battery charge may cost $5, for about 200 miles. 

  • Battery prices (a major cost of the car) have dropped by 80% in the past six years.

Electric vehicles provide more lagniappe. 

  • You never need to idle your EV. 

  • No oil changes. Ever.

  • Say goodbye to that awful gas station smell. 

  • With a little equipment, EV's can provide backup power in emergency situations (like a generator).

  • Within the next few years, you'll be able to wirelessly charge your electric car while it's parked in the garage or grocery store. 

Electric vehicles are flying faster than beads at Mardi Gras.

  • In 2015, the Energy Information Administration estimated EV sales would reach around 123,000 in 2025. Two years later, EIA updated their projections by 1,133%.

  • From 2010 to 2017, EV sales grew by nearly 10x. 

  • in 2017, major companies like Ford, GM, Volvo, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, and many others announced significant investments in EVs, totaling tens of billions of dollars.