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Why and how to electrify everything

Electric car charging station. Free public domain CC0 photo.
Electric car charging station. Free public domain CC0 photo.

On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we discuss what it will take to electrify the US economy.

The EPA recently proposed sweeping tailpipe emissions for new cars and trucks, which would require as many as two-thirds of new vehicles sold in the US to be electric by 2032. How can we power our economy by shifting towards renewable energy?


David Reichmuth, senior engineer in the Clean Transportation program at the Union of Concerned Scientists

Ari Matusiak, chief executive of Rewiring America, a leading electrification nonprofit working to electrify our homes, businesses and communities

Web Resources:

The Union of Concerned Scientists: Californians Embrace Zero-Emission Vehicles with Record Sales

The New York Times: How electrification became a major tool for fighting climate change.

CalMatters: Facing California deadlines, automakers race to produce electric cars

Malihe Razazan is the senior producer of KALW's daily call-in program, Your Call.