Electric Community Transit is Growing: Is Your Neighborhood Next?

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October 01, 2021

Electric Community Transit is Growing: Is Your Neighborhood Next?

Earlier this year, President Biden announced a new target making 50% of all new vehicles sold in 2030 zero-emission vehicles, including battery, plug-in hybrid, and fuel cell electric vehicles. This target will help achieve the Biden administration’s goal of reducing economy-wide net greenhouse gas pollution by 50-52% by 2030, to reach net zero by 2050.

There’s no denying that electric vehicles (EVs) have already arrived now that almost every major auto manufacturer has an electric model on the market. To underscore the importance of EVs in the economy, public health, and environment, National Drive Electric Week (NDEW) – which was created a decade ago to drive awareness about EVs – is being held this year from September 25 to October 3. Grassroots events are being hosted all over the country, typically consisting of ride-and-drives in which actual EV owners showcase their cars to the community and answer questions about driving electric.

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