This article was originally published in Bloomberg on May 1, 2022, and it was republished in the Washington Post. Access the full Bloomberg article here.

My family’s next car will almost certainly be electric — and that’s a problem, not necessarily for our family but for America.

You see, we’re your basic highly educated big-city liberals. We have solar panels. For family burger night, we’ve gone meatless. Our current car is a Toyota Prius hybrid, which we barely drive. We take our son to school on foot. When we go to the office, we walk. When we go to the supermarket, we walk. When we went to a baseball game last weekend, we took the Metro.

In other words: Our carbon footprint is undoubtedly smaller than that of the average three-person U.S. household.

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