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EV Hype Overshadows Public Transit as a Climate Change Solution

Jan. 25, 2023, 6:04 PM

President Joe Biden has fought for tax breaks for EV buyers, urged carmakers to convert their fleets and secured billions of dollars to wire a coast-to-coast network of charging stations. In 2021, he even slipped behind the wheel of an electric Jeep Wrangler and took a spin around the White House with news cameras whirring.

But while climate activists have cheered the high-profile commitment of Biden — as well as a slew of governors, mayors and automakers across the country — to shift the nation to non-polluting vehicles and halve US carbon emissions by 2030, many have been frustrated by the ...