Claire Alford and Ryan Gallentine

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Does the U.S. Have What It Takes to Rule Electric Transportation? You Bet

Posted by Claire Alford and Ryan Gallentine on Aug 24, 2021 3:00:00 PM

Electric Transportation Dominance

In the 1920s the United States dominated the automobile market, led by Henry Ford and the Ford Motor Co. Before that, cars were difficult to make and expensive to buy. But thanks to Ford’s Model T and (then) newfangled assembly line production, the demand for cars became overwhelming, driving production into high gear, putting Americans to work with higher wages, and lowering the cost of these vehicles. This phenomenon occurs with most new technologies, from the desktop computer to the toaster. So, it is no surprise that we see the same phenomenon happening with electric vehicles (EVs) nearly 100 years later. Question is: Is the U.S. prepared to dominate the EV market the way it did in Henry Ford’s time?

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Topics: Advanced Transportation, Advanced Energy Employment, Economic Impact, Manufacturing and Infrastructure

Electrification Could Happen in a New York Minute. If It Does, New York Stands to Gain in Jobs and Economic Growth.

Posted by Claire Alford and Ryan Gallentine on Jun 2, 2021 4:45:00 PM

NY EV Blog

New York State has some of the nation’s most ambitious climate goals as established by the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), which commits New York to a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from 1990 levels by 2030 and an 85% reduction by 2050. Transportation electrification is critical to achieving these goals, given that transportation is the largest source of emissions in New York State, accounting for nearly one-third. Legislation that is currently awaiting action has the potential to not only bring the state closer to meeting these ambitious goals but also encourage growth in the electrification transportation (ET) supply chain and bring jobs to the state.

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Topics: State Policy, Advanced Transportation