How electric cars can advance environmental justice: By putting low-income and racially diverse drivers behind the wheel | Opinion
By Andrea Marpillero-Colomina The global auto industry has begun a historic shift from gas- and diesel-fueled cars to electric vehicles. President Biden’s infrastructure plan seeks to speed up this transition by requesting billions of dollars to modernize the electric grid and build 500,000 electric vehicle charging stations. Evidence shows that many Americans are eager to […]
New Study: Electric vehicle expansion could help Pa.’s meet its climate goals
By Kimberly Rooney Transportation made up 24 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in Pennsylvania in 2017. Most of those were produced by light-duty vehicles such as cars, vans, SUVs, and pickup trucks. Continuing the same usage trends may make it difficult for Pennsylvania to reach its greenhouse gas reduction goals by 2050, but a new […]
Pa., state electric vehicle scorecards show there’s room for improvement | The Numbers Racket
The report identifies commendable efforts from states such as Virginia, which has established incentives for electric vehicles such as trucks and buses; and Minnesota, which has issued guidelines for utilities’ investment in charging stations and announced its intent to adopt California’s zero-emissions vehicle (ZEV) program.
DEP announces new funding to expand Pa.’s electric vehicle infrastructure
As of November 2020, there were more than 29,000 electric vehicles registered in Pennsylvania, according to the DEP’s Electric Vehicle Roadmap.