August 28, 2018

Growing demand and funding for electric vehicles (“EVs”) underscore the importance of EV policies that are consistent with climate change mitigation and adaptation goals. As examples, this article briefly notes potential tensions between EV policies and “net zero” building goals, flood-resilient building designs, and emergency response planning. Some concerns, such as meeting increasing demands for electricity with low-emitting and affordable sources, reflect challenges that are not unique to EVs, but the scale of EV deployment may necessitate faster integration of new technologies and increased flexibility in synergistic climate change-related requirements.