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Broadband Electricity and the Free-Market Path to Electric Cars

Monday March 2011


Peter Huber Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute

Can cars powered by electricity play a major role in American transportation?

On March 7, Peter Huber presents a new report, arguing that new investment in the last mile of the electric grid can provide a cheaper substitute for much of what drivers will otherwise have to pay for expensive batteries in electric cars. Policies similar to those that unleashed private capital to build broadband digital networks can play a large role in delivering electricity quickly and conveniently to our wheels.

Huber, a senior fellow of the Manhattan Institute’s Center for Energy Policy and the Environment, is the author of numerous books and articles, including, most recently, The Bottomless Well: The Twilight of Fuel, the Virtue of Waste, and Why We Will Never Run Out of Energy.