posted on 7:16 PM, July 6, 2016
Project Leader: Alison Bailie
Helping local governments understand the potential for electric vehicles to improve air quality in their communities is the objective of this study. The Pembina Institute will quantify the potential reductions in air emissions, including greenhouse gases, and share stories of everyday driving. Researchers will document stories of electric vehicles adoption in BC communities through interviews with owners of electric vehicles. A video will be produced as a resource for local governments that are considering support for electric vehicle adoption as part of their own clean air actions. Researchers will also estimate and model air quality impacts of electric vehicle adoption for three BC communities. If the research demonstrates that air quality benefits are significant, it will help motivate local governments to encourage electric vehicle adoption in their communities.