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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 Contributing Writer The pandemic has created massive supply chain problems across industries, including for the growing wind energy business. According to reporting by the New York Times, the American Wind Energy Association estimates that the pandemic could threaten a total of $35 billion in investment and about 35,000 jobs this year. […]
Why This Matters: The investments in electric vehicles are clearly market-driven, but it cannot hurt to have Presidential frontrunner Joe Biden on the campaign trail talking about using the federal purchasing power to transition the federal fleet to electric vehicles.
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