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Unleash the Full Potential of Electric Vehicles

Electric vehicles (EVs) can play a central role in the fight to cut oil use and global warming emissions for decades to come. Recent UCS analysis shows that driving on electricity instead of gasoline is good for the climate and for drivers' wallets no matter where in the United States you drive. But the decisions we make today will impact how quickly the EV market will grow and how clean EVs will become.

As dozens of new models hit the road, it's time to ensure that every state is working to make EVs easier to own and that EVs plug into an electricity grid that is powered by clean energy.

Help make California ready for a clean vehicle future by urging Governor Brown to lower barriers to EV ownership and clean up the state's electricity grid.

Please make your letter personal by adding in your own thoughts and concerns. Every letter makes a difference, but customized letters have the greatest effect!

For more on the benefits of EVs and to see how today's models compare to traditional gasoline and hybrid vehicles, read our new report, State of Charge: Electric Vehicles' Global Warming Emissions and Fuel-Cost Savings Across the United States.

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Please send this message to the governor of California

Dear Governor Brown,

Californians know that EVs are already playing a role in the clean energy economy that will power our state into the future. Help California continue to lead the way on clean energy by building support for a strengthened RPS that moves the needle past 33 percent by 2020 and calling for infrastructure and incentives that will help bring more EVs onto our streets.

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