Transport Dive: "States Band Together to Push for Nationwide Fleet Electrification"
An article about evolving electrification standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles includes a statistic from a January 2022 RFF report.
The cost is outrageous. Everything on the road these days seems to have a huge subsidy tied to it. How long can you sustain that?” Tunnell said. “I don’t know the answer to that question.”
That question is one analysts say the industry must consider. In a January 2022 report, the environmental non-profit Resources for the Future found that without at least a 30% subsidy for increasing electric bus and truck sales, EVs are unlikely to achieve significant shares of new purchases by 2035, falling short of the plan’s major goals.
Wesley Look is a senior research associate at RFF. His work focuses on fairness for workers and communities in transition.