Electrifying and reducing the fuel load of vehicles reduces excess urban heat emitted by gasoline-powered vehicles.
Promote electric vehicle adoption by offering rebates or tax credits for the purchase or lease of electric or hybrid vehicles.
Considerations for Use
Consider a progressive incentive structure with higher rebates for low- to moderate- income consumers.
Climate:Cold, Hot/Dry, Hot/Humid, Temperate
Policy Levers:IncentiveFinancial and non-financial incentives to encourage stakeholders to implement heat risk reduction and preparedness solutions, including rebates, tax credits, expedited permitting, development/zoning bonuses, and more.
Trigger Points:City planning processesIncludes city initiatives such as the development of climate action plan, pathway to zero-energy, master plan, transit plan, energy mapping etc.No-regrets actions (low cost/low effort but substantial benefit)Interventions that are relatively low-cost and low effort (in terms of requisite dependencies) but have substantial environmental and/or social benefits.
Phase of Impact:Risk reduction and mitigation
Metrics:Number of electric vehicles, Number of residents participating in program
Intervention Scale:City, Nation, State/Province
Authority and Governance:City government, National government, State/provincial government
Implementation Timeline:Short-term (1-2 Years)
Implementation Stakeholders:City government, Industry, Public
Funding Sources:Public investment
Capacity to Act:High, Medium
Co-benefits (Climate/Environmental):Reduce air and water pollution, Reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Co-benefits (Social/Economic):Improve the public realm