With the effects of climate change hitting us on a regular basis, it isn’t any surprise that many people are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint.
This drive to do what they can for the environment is part of what has pushed US hybrid and electric car sales to record highs, according to Reuters.com.
There are now more of them on the road than ever before, but it remains a question of if that will be a sustained trend or a temporary blip in sales.
Electric vehicles have become a common sight among celebrities, further increasing awareness of EVs. Many fans might want to pick up a similar vehicle to their favorite athlete or actor, though there is much more to consider when thinking about which electric vehicle might be right for you.
If you’re looking for inspiration from the world of celebrities, here are a few of our favorite stars that have been spotted in their own EV.
Daniel Negreanu – Tesla Model X
In the world of poker, there are few names bigger than Daniel Negreanu. He has won a total of six World Series of Poker tournament bracelets and brought home more than $42 million in winnings over his storied career.
Negreanu is ranked by Poker.org as one of the greatest poker players of all time and, according to a recent social media post, it appears he’s picked up a Tesla Model X.
The move to an electric vehicle isn’t too surprising, considering Negreanu is a well-known vegan who has shared the benefits of the lifestyle both for his health and for the environment.
The Model X has been listed by Car and Driver as one of the most popular electric vehicles in the US at the moment.
Leonardo DiCaprio – Fisker Karma
Few celebrities are more outspoken about their concerns for the environment than Leonardo DiCaprio. His well-documented passion for climate change has led him to produce documentaries like “We Go Green” and to become the UN Ambassador for Climate Change.
In an effort to combat his own carbon footprint, DiCaprio has been seen driving the hybrid-electric sports car, the Fisker Karma.
The car has seen its share of production issues, with its battery supplier going bankrupt in 2012, but that hasn’t stopped DiCaprio from showing the car off at events around Hollywood for nearly a decade.
Robert Downey Jr. – Audi E-Tron GT
There aren’t many who haven’t seen the Marvel Cinematic Universe films at this point. They are one of the most successful franchises on the planet, with films that routinely reach $1 billion at the box office. It was all started with the resurgence of Robert Downey Jr., who resurrected his career with the role of Tony Stark in 2008’s Iron Man.
Not to be outdone by his fictional counterpart in terms of tech, Downey can often be seen in the newest and most impressive Audi electric vehicle to date. The Audi E-Tron GT is one of the most efficient electric vehicles on the market, with an impressively powerful motor to go along with its impressive price tag.
If you’re still on the fence about whether an electric vehicle is for you, you need to keep yourself informed of the pros and cons of buying one. Check out our answer to the common question, Are Hybrids Expensive to Maintain?