Kathy Harris, the Clean Vehicle and Fuels advocate for the NRDC, joined to talk about why the world needs to transition to electric vehicles and where the U.S. is at in different aspects of this, as the movement happens.
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The big part of the conversation hovered around, of course, the why — the impact of oil/gas vehicles versus electric.
After that, some of the ins and outs about that transition, including the need — or lack thereof — for charging stations at every “Kwik Trip” (gas station).
We also discussed how the $7,500 tax credit has evolved, even recently, for buying an EV — there are more versions of the federal tax credits, states are rolling out their own and how the eligibility has evolved.
Other parts of the conversation included how the technology is always changing, evolving, where the U.S. compares to the rest of the world in the transition and what car companies are doing throughout this movement.
Started out the show with Harris introducing herself and what the NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) is all about, as well as just kicking around a lot of the talking points that surround EVs.