ERG Professor Dan Kammen recently published an article titled “How electric vehicles can help advance social justice” on the San Francisco Chronicle. He praises Lyft’s recent promise of its transition to 100% electric vehicles (EV) on its platform by 2030. Kammen ties the climate victory in with California Public Utilities Commission’s move to protect the often vulnerable employees of the gig economy by considering drivers for ride-hailing companies to be employees in accordance with the state’s AB5 law.
“The climate and health win of all-electric driving is exciting, but like the New Deal, the social and racial equity opportunities are real, and will take coordinated public and private sector leadership,” Kammen states.
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