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More EV charging hookups in public locations like garages and parking lots would prompt more drivers of color to buy EVs. Extreme Media via Getty Images

People of color are as interested in buying electric cars as white consumers – the biggest obstacle is access to charging

Reducing air pollution from cars and light trucks would pay big health dividends for low-income and minority communities. A new survey shows how to get more drivers of color into electric vehicles.
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A rapid shift to electric vehicles can save 24,000 lives and leave us $148bn better off over the next 2 decades

Air pollution from traffic causes the deaths of thousands of Australians. A swift transition to electric vehicles will save lives – and save households and businesses money in the long run.
Automaker GMC shows off its Hummer EVs at a plant in Detroit. Nic Antaya/Getty Images

Making EVs without China’s supply chain is hard, but not impossible – 3 supply chain experts outline a strategy

China controls much of the global EV supply chain, but electric vehicles that use its parts and minerals won’t qualify for new US EV tax credits. Can America build its own supply chain?
A new EV schoolbus from an all-electric fleet parked beside charging stations at South El Monte High School in California, Aug. 18, 2021. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

Electric school buses are taking students back to school – bringing cleaner air and lower maintenance costs to school districts across the country

They look like conventional school buses, but electric versions are cleaner, quieter and cheaper to maintain. States, utilities and federal agencies are helping school districts make the switch.
The electric car makes it possible to partially decarbonize transportation, but the fate of the batteries after their use remains an open problem. Michael Marais/Flickr

Can electric vehicle batteries be recycled?

Between reuse and recycling, what happens to the batteries of electric vehicles?

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