The Strid Energy Report for November 2019 addresses EV policy design. Electric vehicles (EVs) are approaching cost tipping points that will trigger rapid adoptions. Mainstream EVs will reach purchase-price parity in the 2020’s.
The co-benefits of vehicle decarbonization include huge cost savings on fuels, healthcare, and maintenance; plus benefits to local jobs, resilience, and grid assets. There are three remaining EV adoption barriers: purchase-price gaps, charging infrastructure gaps, and incumbent industry sectors.
State-level policies can accelerate or decelerate EV adoptions and the attendant savings; details for Oregon are used to illustrate effective EV policy options.
Read the full report here.