‘The Maine Question’ asks what Maine needs to expand electric vehicle use

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Maine will require a broader adoption of electric vehicles, according to University of Maine economist Jonathan Rubin. State officials, particularly those from the Department of Transportation, have a role to play in fueling the transition away from gas-powered cars and trucks. 

To guide them, Rubin, professor of economics and director of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center, and his colleagues from the National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) released a report that outlines strategies for reducing emissions from the transportation sector.  

On Episode 9 of Season 6 of “The Maine Question,” Rubin discusses the report and what is needed to usher in a greener transportation future for the Pine Tree State. 

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