BDN interviews Rubin about electric vehicles

The Bangor Daily News spoke with Jonathan Rubin, director of the Margaret Chase Smith Policy Center and professor of economics, about electric vehicles and Maine’s climate policy goals. Rubin said that Maine generally has an old housing stock, with many homes not equipped for rapid charging. He added that improving access to electric vehicles for Mainers in other parts of the state would also help with the state’s climate goals, because rural residents are even less likely to have access to public transportation. “We’re making good progress but to get 200,000 vehicles in eight years is a big challenge,” Rubin said. WGME (Channel 13 in Portland), Business Telegraph, Techregister, Phoneweek, Wired Focus and Business Mayor shared the Bangor Daily News report.