More research is needed to spread the benefits of electric vehicles equitably

May 12, 2023

By Matt Swayne

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on Penn State News. It quotes Wei Peng, assistant professor of international affairs and of civil and environmental engineering

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Electric vehicles, or EVs, promise to reduce carbon emissions and serve as a tool to help mitigate climate change, but a team of Penn State researchers report there has been little research to determine how equitable the benefits of EVs are and, in fact, whether the technology may unfairly harm some areas and populations.

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