The U.S. transportation sector is the largest national source of emissions, and burning fossil fuels in vehicles contributes to well-documented public health hazards like lung disease, stroke, and premature death. Because a typical car, truck, SUV, or motorcycle may operate for one or two decades, transportation sector decarbonization requires all new cars sold to be fully electric within the next decade. Significantly increasing electric vehicle adoption requires significant investments in ubiquitous charging infrastructure, rate design to encourage off-peak charging, along with numerous other policies to support an equitable transition for all consumers and businesses.
This report summarizes proposed solutions from leading experts to address the primary barriers to increasing electric vehicle charging access for multi-unit dwellers in California to reduce emissions while also promoting equity.
Modeling of California’s Advanced Clean Trucks rule shows it will generate more than $7 billion in savings through 2040, yielding tremendous public health benefits valued at $9 billion dollars. When using a battery cost closer to those observed for passenger vehicles, these savings rise to more than $12 billion through 2040.