Biden’s Electric Vehicle Charging Initiative is Simply Not Going to Solve Our Car or Climate Problem

The Biden administration wants to erect a multi-billion dollar network of charging hubs for electric vehicles, but advocates warn the country can’t drive its way out of the climate crisis, whether cars run on fossil fuels or electricity.

In addition to being insufficient in the short term, some advocates fear the program could spark new skirmishes over lucrative curb space and lock municipalities into keeping their thoroughfares car-dependent for generations.

“It’s insane to open curb space for electric vehicle charging,” said Jon Orcutt, advocacy director of Bike New York.

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