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In order for more Americans to warm up to EVs enough to actually purchase them, they’ll have to get out of their comfort zones. Most people who buy an EV, don’t go back to an internal combustion engine, which is a telling sign. And while most Tesla models are luxury vehicles, the company helps influence the entire EV market and pushes the bounds of what’s possible.
40 million Americans say they will at least consider an electric vehicle for their next car, according to AAA. That means that records like this being broken by Tesla continue to change the perception of EVs, from a peculiar niche vehicle to a desirable consumer product.
Charing Woes:Not all states have adequate charging stations for EVs, which prevents Americans from switching to an EV as a primary vehicle. We wrote earlier this week that the state of Florida plans to make a major investment to build an EV charging network across the state but around the world, electric charge ports have soared to 7.3 million.
China and Germany have prioritized EV infrastructure as part of their COVID-19 recovery efforts, the United States needs to do the same.
By Ashira Morris, ODP Staff Writer Last year, the average American household experienced eight hours without power, as storms hammered electrical systems built with less erratic climate conditions in mind. That average outage time is double what it was five years ago. But only looking at the average obscures the experience of people who lived […]
We sat down with Rep. Sean Casten (D-Ill.) to talk about the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) or “Hot FERC Summer,” as we like to call it. According to Rep. Casten, though FERC is often thought of as “a sleepy agency that is, frankly, kind of nerdy” — it can be a powerful force to […]
By Amy Lupica, ODP Daily Editor A new study published by the UN Environmental Program (UNEP) reports that the world must cut its coal, oil, and gas production by more than half by 2030 to limit global temperature rise and meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. The world’s fossil fuel industry currently plans to […]
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