VII. EXPAND EQUITY AND ACCESS
Frontline communities are often composed of people of color and of lower-income who traditionally have been overburdened with the negative impacts from and underrepresented in decisions about transportation. One report from the Union of Concerned Scientists found a 66% higher exposure of air pollution from vehicles among communities of color than for white communities. These emissions increase the risks of asthma, cancer, and other pollution-related illnesses. Frontline communities also experience stronger barriers to EV adoption due to higher upfront costs and lack of access to charging infrastructure. These burdens and barriers warrant a targeted approach to increasing electric transportation equity and access among members of frontline communities.