Report on heavy-duty EVs highlights opportunity for social equity

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Rachel Parsons
Hub Correspondent

California’s heavy-duty electric vehicle revolution doesn’t just benefit the environment, it will help social equity efforts as well, according to a report from the Union of Concerned Scientists and The Greenlining Institute.

The authors mined extensive research on pollution, demographics, geography and sociology to compile a list of recommendations for policy makers, EV manufacturers and .municipalities to make the growing electric bus and truck industry work for communities of color and low income, which are disproportionately affected by environmental pollution from traditional heavy transport.

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