Department or Program

Environmental Studies


Electric Vehicles are one of the most exciting developments of the century, for they are a key step in decarbonizing transportation, which accounted for 26% of all carbon emissions in 2018. When people think of them however, the first things that come to mind are their advantages, in that they run on electricity, are quieter, and must be plugged in to an electric power source instead of filled up with standard fuel. What many don’t realize is that like any other vehicle we have seen in history, they too have environmental impacts. For this project, I wanted to learn how we might expect these vehicles to impact the environment and in what ways. I also wanted to illustrate how the industry is addressing these impacts as they continue to support development of a fully electric fleet.

Level of Access

Restricted: Campus/Bates Community Only Access

First Advisor

Carissa Aoki

Date of Graduation


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Number of Pages


Components of Thesis

1 PDF file.


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