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Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society (DOAS)

Established in 1968 – A Chapter of the National Audubon Society since 1970

The Ins and Outs of Electric Vehicles – March 3 Webinar Recording

This is a recording of a webinar hosted by Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society (DOAS) on March 3, 2021. 

In 2020, due to the coronavirus and the resulting work-from-home and restrictions on travel, U.S. greenhouse gas emissions fell more than 10 percent – reaching their lowest levels in 30 years, according to a January 12, 2021 article in the NY Times by Brad Plumer. (Covid Took a Bite From U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions in 2020  Much of the reduction was due to the drop in automobile use. 


The technology and infrastructure for Electric Vehicles is rapidly changing, making it more and more feasible each year for adoption by the masses. This evening’s presentation, hosted by Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society as part of the DOAS Climate Action Leadership Program will feature Tom and Celeste Theis, a couple who has embraced the EV revolution for their household and ‘will not go back to gasoline’.

During this informal, conversational program, Tom and Celeste will overview their motivations and feedback for being an EV household in New York State. They will include information about the increasing number and varieties of available models, vehicle safety and maintenance, increasing range of EV’s along with the growing availability of roadside ‘fast-chargers’, and the great good this revolution will bring to our environment.

The average household can reduce their carbon by approximately 6-8 metric tons per year (per vehicle) by making the switch away from standard fuel engine vehicles. Save money, Protect the environment, Improve your health!

This program is part of the DOAS Climate Action Leadership Training Program, funded in part through a 2020-21 Audubon in Action Grant from National Audubon Society.

Associated Resources

Learn about NYS Rebates and Federal Tax Credits Here:  NYSERDA Drive Clean .

Tom and Celeste have shared a PDF file with lots of additional information for those who want to learn much more about EV ownership.  It complements and supports the Q&A of our webinar and includes a good set of FAQ’s with answers.  

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For Those who Wish to Dig Deeper

Additional resources from Tom and Celeste including video and article links, customer satisfaction studies, total costs of ownership, dealership overview (sales and service models), carbon footprint, EPA range vs. driving range and how this all relates back to birds! 

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