Electric vehicles (EVs) are rolling out of dealerships and into family homes across the country, bringing with them less local air pollution, carbon pollution, and noise. While EV sales in 2017 were just 1.2% of total vehicle sales, consumer demand for these quiet, fuel-efficient cars is growing as car prices fall and consumer awareness grows.
Modeling suggests EVs will hit 65% of sales by 2050.
Given EVs’ minimal environmental footprint and benefits from reduced reliance on foreign oil, governments have a strong interest in supporting the developing market and promoting innovation. State governments are already playing a major role, but our research shows that it’s not enough. There’s more they can do to accelerate deployment even further.
The above excerpt was originally published in Fortune.
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