Electric vehicles of all brands, shapes, and sizes gleamed in the almost 90-degree sun at Clean AIRE NC’s EVs for Equity event at Northwest School of the Arts on Saturday where community organizations dedicated to sustainable energy, transportation, and, of course, clean air shared their initiatives with the public.
In addition to encouraging bicycle use and walking when possible, Charlotte’s public bus routes are going fully electric thanks to a $44 million dollar transportation grant from the “build back better” infrastructure bill passed last November.
Eric Zaverl of Sustain Charlotte agrees that public transportation is an important piece.
“It’s a step in the right direction, but it’s just small drops in the bucket.”
According to Zaverl, there are many other moving pieces to cleaning up the environment and making transportation more equitable.