Biden Administration Charts aggressive course on EVs’ adoption

One of President Biden‘s plans, even during his campaign, involves cleaning America and dealing with its climate changes. From some of the policies he has implemented since entering the white house, it is evident that he is still true to this goal. However, America is a big country with people holding different opinions on the matter, explaining why experts were curious about how President Biden would help clean up the environment. And following some of the incidents this year, like Texas’ blackout, things are complex, and mass adoption of renewable energy and electric vehicles is challenging.

Generally, President Biden ran on a program that emphasized his commitment to take the necessary action to face the climate fluctuations issue. After he was elected into office in January 2021, he gave out an executive order building a task group to devise a strategy of creating a carbon pollution-free energy sector by 2035. The development of a plan to transition the federal, local, state and tribal government fleets also included the United States Postal Service’s vehicles to clean the environment and maintain net-zero emission.

After the announcement, people, including state leaders, voiced their opinions, claiming that the target was ambitious. The executive order followed an aggressive schedule needing the task force to give a conclusive report in ninety days to plan to achieve the target. In early March, the White announced that it targets building 500,000 electric vehicles’ charging stations to improve the national charging stations’ network. These goals are ambitious, but any plan the building task force come up with is bounded with the masses’ will to adopt electric vehicles and introduce a market for EVs’ infrastructure.

The President’s program promotes EVs mass adoption, which dovetails with state mandates to improve electric vehicles’ use. In September 2020, California’s governor gave an executive order banning the selling of new engine fueled cars after 2035, with other states like Massachusetts the following suit. Many carmakers are rapidly working on electrifying their products, including General Motors, Volvo and Kia, who have set targets to achieve in different timelines. Besides, over 45 states are utilizing economic incentives to encourage people to invest in EVs.

Whether the masses are persuaded or forced in investing in electric vehicles, it is no secret that only 2% of cars in the US are EVs with limiting charging stations compared to engine-fueled cars. The state will need a public-private partnership to achieve this goal and maintain its relevance in the transport industry. When it comes to a range, a car can move with a full tank of gas and full-charge, and the time it takes to charge cars and fuel vehicles, the engine-fueled cars are at an advantage. The US needs to plan on consumers’ acceptance and the infrastructure of electric cars.

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