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In the 1890s, the Best-Selling Car Was … Electric   Leave a comment

Link: https://freakonomics.com/podcast/in-the-1890s-the-best-selling-car-was-electric/

Today, fewer than 1% of cars in the United States are electric. According to technology historian Tom Standage, the spike in gas prices may push the transition faster than people think. When switching from gas to electric cars, there is more to consider than just the labor market and the demand for gasoline. Standage believes everything will change.

Original Air Date: March 30, 2022

Length: 46 Minutes 20 Seconds

Going from gasoline to electric   Leave a comment

Link: https://www.aeaweb.org/research/electric-transition-banning-gasoline-vehicles

Norway, the United Kingdom, California and many other places worldwide plan to ban the sale of gasoline cars within the next 10-15 years. Economist Stephen P. Holland discusses the implications of a simple ban, and instead encourages policies that will incentivize car manufactures to decrease production of gas cars without devastating the economy.

Citation: Holland, Stephen P., Erin T. Mansur, and Andrew J. Yates. 2021. “The Electric Vehicle Transition and the Economics of Banning Gasoline Vehicles.” American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 13 (3): 316-44. DOI: 10.1257/pol.20200120

Original Air Date: September 29, 2021

Length: 21 minutes 32 seconds