EPA proposes strict limits on tailpipe emissions to hurry up electrical automobile transition

William Brangham:

The hassle to transition to electrical vehicles is already underneath method on this nation. And nearly all automakers have rolled out new electrical fashions, with a couple of even pledging to go absolutely carbon-neutral quickly.

However, nonetheless, there are some actual challenges forward on the street to an all-electric future. One is in regards to the batteries for these vehicles. The minerals at present wanted for them, lithium, nickel, cobalt and others, are primarily produced in China, and a few are mined in harmful, inhumane situations in elements of Africa. However there are different points.

John Bozzella is the president of the Alliance for Automotive Innovation, which represents carmakers.

John Bozzella, President and CEO, Alliance for Automotive Innovation: While you speak to shoppers, what you usually hear is, how far will this go on a cost and the place can I cost it?

And in order that raises two speedy questions. Do we’ve enough charging infrastructure? Are there high-speed chargers obtainable on interstates between metropolitan areas, in order that I can take an extended journey, versus simply shifting three or 4 miles round my hometown?

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