Transportation is the largest source of global warming emissions in the United States, with light-duty passenger cars and trucks as the largest contributor.

 

These vehicles are a significant contributor to poor air quality, and pollution from on-road transportation disproportionately affects communities of color.

 

Electric vehicles (EVs) are a critical strategy to reduce transportation emissions, and yet the communities most harmed by the status quo currently adopt this key technology at disproportionately low rates.

 

A recent, nationally representative survey of 8,027 Americans conducted by Consumer Reports with input from the GreenLatinos, Union of Concerned Scientists, and EVNoire, fielded from January 27 to February 18, 2022, helps shed light on some of the reasons for this disparity, which can help policymakers move the country forward—toward a more equitable, accessible, and electric future.

Charging the Car

Survey Says:
Considerable Interest In Electric
Vehicles Across Racial, Ethnic
Demographics

Smarter Policies Can Help Overcome Barriers
Published Sep. 8, 2022