- September 9, 2020
ARLINGTON September 9 – Adam Borison, leader of the Transportation Electrification practice at Nathan Associates, recently published an article examining how climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Black Lives Matter movement are interrelated. The article finds that e-mobility will play an even larger and more central role in addressing climate change in the future. Despite changes in home and work patterns, more people will likely be relying on personal cars. And because of these changes in home and work patterns, commercial trucks will likely be traveling more miles. Climate-wise, electrification of cars and trucks will be even more of a “must have” than it currently is. At the same time, e-mobility can play an important supporting role in both the social/racial justice and health fronts. Improved incentives and programs can extend the benefits of personal EVs to the less well off, and electrification of trucks and buses can help address environmental inequalities. Lastly, greater use of smaller personal EVs and sanitized electric buses can ensure that transportation reduces rather than increases the spread of pathogens.
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