Cost of Car Ownership
While owning your own car can provide a sense of freedom and
mobility—this mobility comes at a high price for individuals
and the region as a whole.
According to the Automobile Club of Southern California, the average
annual cost of driving a new car in Southern California was almost
$8000 a year in 2001. Individuals who own their cars outright
and don’t face a loan or lease payment each month still
incur annual expenses of over $4000 a year for the privilege of
driving. These costs include monthly financing or lease payments,
auto insurance, license fees and taxes, maintenance costs and
Solar Car Page
Information Interchange: Electric Cars
The Advanced Transit Association (ATRA) was established in
1976 to focus attention on unmet urban transportation needs and
the ways in which advanced transit concepts can help satisfy them.
A number of exciting transit technologies have been developed
that will offer high levels of transit service and contribute
to economic prosperity. ATRA is pleased to present these pages
as an introduction to tomorrow's transit technologies.