Extending EV Access to Low-Income Drivers

Jun 20, 2016

Electric cars generate far less pollution, and usually save money for their drivers. But because of the high upfront costs of buying or leasing these cars, those benefits have been largely out of reach for low-income households. But that may be starting to change.

  Sonoma County’s Regional Climate Protection Authority has been studying ways to encourage wider use of EVs locally. An important piece of that, says Program Manager Lauren Casey, is their analysis of where additional charging stations could most productively be located.

The array of choices among new EV models is proliferating rapidly, observes Doron Amarin of the Center for Climate Protection.