March 23, 2022 — Issue Brief

Transportation expenses are the second largest household expense for most families, even before the
recent jump in gasoline prices. Rural families pay even more. Electric vehicles (EVs) can help consumers
save money on transportation over the long term. At the same time, as underscored by the war and
humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, decreasing our reliance on fossil fuels helps to keep us safer and helps
protect us from price shocks