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Electrifying Transportation: Issues and Opportunities

Bentley C. Clinton, Christopher R. Knittel, Konstantinos Metaxoglou

June 2020

In this chapter of the forthcoming Handbook on the Economics of Electricity, we examine the global implications of electrifying the transportation fleet. Our analysis covers an array of topics including vehicle cost considerations, infrastructure concerns, emissions consequences, and the potential effect of electrification on gasoline tax revenues. We also discuss aspects of the electrification frontier, paying particular attention to the role of electricity in the medium- and heavy-duty sector and for ride sharing and autonomous vehicles.

Additional interactive tool based on this research can be found in the link below.
http://ceepr.mit.edu/research/projects/WP-2020-010-tool