Producing more fast chargers not only maintains the EV market but it is a step toward The White House’s goal of achieving a net-zero emissions economy by 2050. Putting a price on carbon pollution encourages this as demand for EVs increases, yielding a higher demand for charging stations.

Another solution is a carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM). The team of automakers that agreed to expand charging stations do so according to the U.S. National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program. This requires chargers made in the U.S., so CBAMs can be applied to goods from countries with a higher carbon footprint. There are dual benefits as we can reach emissions goals, and invest in U.S. manufacturing toward cleaner and more efficient innovations.

Sen. Micheal Bennett, Sen. John Hickenlooper, and REp. Jason Crow, the EV license plate I spot around the Denver metro area and upcoming plans to increase charging stations are not the only methods of awareness, set into law, that prompt action. Consider supporting a carbon fee and divided and a carbon border adjustment mechanism in order to solve the root of the problem. Readers, you can also invest in choosing electricity over carbon by visiting cclusa.org/action.

Sara Eyassu, via letters@sentinelcolorado.com

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