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Zero Net Fifty

Jan 2021

Here are the political pluses and pitfalls to watch for in the Biden Administration’s clean transportation and infrastructure plans

January 25, 2021

To realize the goals of the Paris Agreement, it’s estimated the US needs to transition 20% of vehicles to clean technologies by the end of this decade. That’s about 55 million cars based on the number of cars in the US as of 2018. As of 2019, 1.4 million electric vehicles had been sold in the US, and the US has about 84,000 public chargers. 

Understanding how many new EVs the US might have on the road by the end of the decade, how and where those vehicles might charge in order to estimate what the public charging network should look like, and identifying how much it would cost to build that public charging network are all things we should already know today in order to achieve them in 9 years.

In this episode, we take a look at climate-related activities in the early moments of the Biden Administration and discuss the backdrop for President Biden’s plans to expand electric vehicle adoption in the US and build the infrastructure necessary to support that growth.