May 19, 2021

Experts Discuss Hurdles, Benefits of Electric Vehicles

Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions

The electric vehicle movement had a moment this week when President Joe Biden took a new, electric Ford F-150 for a highly publicized test drive in touting his plan to invest $174 billion in incentives for that technology.

While electric vehicles are growing in popularity, they still face hurdles as they head toward mainstream acceptance among drivers.

On Wednesday, two Duke scholars—Jen Weiss, senior policy associate at the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, and Timothy Johnson, professor of the practice of energy and the environment at the Nicholas School of the Environment—discussed the benefits and challenges of electric vehicles during a virtual briefing with journalists.

Watch the full briefing on YouTube.

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