The Women’s Environmental Institute is proud to be selected as one of the organizational beneficiaries of the new ReGo Conversion Company. What that means is that for every conversion of a hybrid vehicle to plug-in hybrid installed by ReGo from August 18 to August 31, if you mention that WEI referred you, WEI will receive $200! Go ReGo!
ReGo (http://regoelectric.com/) has made an important innovation in automotive technology that will revolutionize energy usage and significantly reduce automotive carbon emissions and pollution. ReGo is a brainchild shared by two WEI members and long-time supporters, who helped develop the ReGo conversion -- converting existing hybrid vehicles to full plug in conversions. A plug-in conversion vehicle will typically get 60-85 miles per gallon and save an additional 2000 pounds of CO2/year over a regular hybrid. Rego has also been working to help customers find affordable hybrid vehicles so you can apply for the conversion ReGo offers. The cost of conversion is $4995 plus tax and is eligible for a 10 % federal tax credit. The conversion takes about two days, doesn’t use up any cargo space and comes with a two year warranty.
This project is important not only to hybrid car owners but for all of us. As you know, WEI’s work on the impacts of global climate change, especially on our low-income, inner city communities of color is one of our primary environmental justice concerns. As we have looked at health disparities related to toxic exposure, air pollution in these inner city neighborhoods rises to the top—especially related to serious asthma (which is endemic for our children and is the number one reason they miss school.) To reduce air toxics, WEI has asked the Metropolitan Council to prioritize hybrid buses on inner city streets. And we have been waiting a long time for plug-in hybrid autos in Minnesota. Did you also know that 17% of all carbon emission in the US is from light passenger vehicles (cars, SUVs and pickups)?