An analysis of EV global warming emissions compared to gasoline vehicles and policy recommendations to bring more renewable energy onto the grid and make EVs more accessible.
This fact sheet focuses on barriers to charging infrastructure deployment for consumers whose mobility needs are best served by a personal or shared motor vehicles and federal policies to address those barriers. Those policies constitute part of a broad agenda to increase access to all modes of clean personal mobility and goods movement.
Scaling up BEV manufacturing will mean increasing the production and processing of several materials used in today’s lithium-ion batteries. Fortunately, strategies for recycling lithium-ion batteries offer the possibility of a sustainable, long-term supply of such materials, supporting the continued deployment of electric vehicles (EVs).
Ride-hailing trips today result in an estimated 69 percent more climate pollution on average than the trips they displace. Fortunately, the industry can implement several strategies to address the negative impacts of ride-hailing and contribute to a low-carbon transportation future.
Based on where EVs have been sold, driving the average EV produces global warming pollution equal to a gasoline vehicle that gets 88 miles per gallon (mpg) fuel economy.
This report explores policy options for medium- and heavy-duty electrification and argues that policy approaches should center on improving air quality in communities most burdened by vehicle pollution.
This survey was conducted by Consumer Reports and the Union of Concerned Scientists and shows that interest in electric cars and trucks is strong across the United States and between different income groups. The survey shows that 63 percent of Americans are interested in electric vehicles, and that 31 percent would consider one for their next purchase.
The report finds that utilities could reduce the costs of integrating variable resources like wind and solar and spread the costs of maintaining the grid more broadly, reducing electricity rates for non-EV owners. It also argues that EV users could provide utilities with consistent, predictable energy demand and grid operators with abundant and precise data on local conditions.
Delivering Opportunity: How Electric Buses and Trucks Can Create Jobs and Improve Public Health in California2018-12-11T15:57:41-05:00
This analysis looks into how electric buses and trucks can provide public benefits in California