January 08, 2024 - 3:45 PM ET

The Transportation Research Board (TRB)

Charging Ahead – Exploring the Unexpected Challenges of Electric Vehicle Adoption

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Washington, DC

Venable associate Ian Williams will moderate a panel discussion, "Charging Ahead – Exploring the Unexpected Challenges of Electric Vehicle Adoption,” at the Transportation Research Board 2024 Annual Meeting on January 8.

Industry and government have major goals for the widespread adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) across the 2020s and beyond. The speed and scale of adoption raise underappreciated legal and policy issues:

  • How can stakeholders manage consumer expectations and educate consumers on the realities of EV performance and capabilities, while also engaging with other road users on the realities of sharing the road with EVs?
  • What will EVs demand of infrastructure?
  • How can industry and government address the current lack of charging capacity, the likely increase in demand for electricity, and the potential for increased wear and tear on infrastructure caused by heavier EVs?
  • How concerned should stakeholders be about “greenwashing” in the EV industry?

These questions and more are set to be proposed in a live discussion among attendees.

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