The automotive industry is seeing dramatic changes that might signal new legal developments for electric vehicles (EVs). Major car manufacturers and small upstarts alike have announced their intent to add electric models to their line-ups in 2021. Add to this President Joe Biden’s aim of making the power sector carbon-free by 2035 and the drive toward increased incorporation of EVs. New regulations may also affect battery deployment, including FERC Order No. 2222, which allows electric cars to participate alongside traditional resources in the energy markets.
Notwithstanding these signals, the navigation of this revolutionary landscape is complex. To sort it out, Sidley hosted a panel of business leaders, investors, government relations professionals, and lawyers from major industry players, to discuss the technical, legal, and policy issues relevant to EVs. “What Does the Future Hold for Electric Vehicles?” is a summary of the insights and key takeaways from the program.