Why a Measured Transition to Electric Vehicles Would Benefit the U.S.

David M. Hart November 26, 2019
November 26, 2019

Many of the leading Democratic presidential candidates have ambitious plans to require all passenger cars sold in the United States to be zero-emissions as soon as 2030. But as David Hart explains in commentary for The Conversation, there’s no point in an EV plan that’s so aggressive it can’t be implemented even under the most auspicious economic circumstances. Nor is there a point in advancing an EV plan that wouldn’t yield significant climate benefits. And, if such a plan might hurt a candidate’s chances in the election, it would be worse than pointless. An EV transition that moves at a measured pace will be best for workers, the climate, and even the candidates themselves.