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Assessing Biden’s electric vehicle charging infrastructure ambitions

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A central aspect of Joe Biden’s energy policy vision is accelerating adoption in the United States of zero-emissions vehicles (ZEVs), a category made up prominently of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs). In 2019, PEVs accounted for just 2% of US light vehicle (LV) sales and 0.4% of the US LV fleet.* Biden, the US Democratic presidential nominee, has proposed a number of ways to boost ZEV adoption. This Insight focuses on a key pillar of his ZEV policies: a plan to build 500,000 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.

A key aspect of Joe Biden’s energy policy vision—which centers on a goal of achieving net-zero economywide emissions by 2050—is accelerating adoption in the United States of zero-emissions vehicles (ZEVs), a category made up prominently of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs).1 In 2019, PEVs accounted for just 2% of US LV sales and 0.4% of the US LV fleet.2 Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee, has proposed a number of ways to boost ZEV adoption. This Insight focuses on a key pillar of his ZEV policies: a plan to build 500,000 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.

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