With more and more electric cars hitting the mainstream market in the U.S., the way we drive and refuel is changing. First shown to the public in 2006, the Tesla Roadster was the first highway-capable car produced in the U.S. By 2008, 100 cars had been delivered to consumers across the country.
Since then, more and more research has been done on how electric cars compare to all other standard vehicles on the road today. It is estimated that electric cars emit one-tenth as much climate pollution (15 tCO2) as a large gasoline fueled SUV (over 160 tCO2). DMVCheatSheets.com takes a look at electric cars in this infographic.