The Biden administration has announced that by 2030 50% of all vehicles sold in the U.S. will be electric. That’s a heavy lift, since last year only 5.8% of vehicles sold were electric. In this program, we discuss whether this ambitious goal is attainable.
Joining Jim Falk Host, are:
Timothy Johnson, Ph.D., Professor of the Practice of Energy and Environment at Duke University, and
Robert Bryce, author of A Question of Power: Electricity and the Wealth of Nations, host of the Power Hungry Podcast.
Some of the issues they address:
- Will there be enough charging stations?
- Is the electrical grid large and stable enough to power the anticipated growth?
- Where will the rare materials needed to manufacture the batteries come from?
- And, lastly, who will foot the bill?
What are the major obstacles that will impact whether the Administration’s goal can be met?
Related to the above, what must happen before electric vehicles become a “normal” option for everyday car buyers?
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