As America lags in the race to blend electric cars into the mainstream, US trade representatives are insisting that any international standards for automobiles only include hybrid or hydrogen models. This is a problem.
The US is refusing to adopt electric cars, which is making Europe and China look more appealing. In December 2021, sales of electric vehicles overtook sales of diesel cars in many parts of Europe for the first time, with 176,000 EVs rolling off European lots across all nations.
Additionally in China during the same July 2020-March 2021 period, an offshore empire in East Asia who’s famous for offering cleaner air in their capable home country, EV service and sales made a staggering 158 percent increase over the previous
EVs cost about 30% less than conventional vehicles and last about three times as long. Consequently, electrification may be the only real solution to those increased emission standards.
In the latest push for clean energy, electric cars have been around for a while, but because of differing environmental impacts within the US, the country appears to be holding out.
Globally speaking, transportation is the biggest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, yet in America, it holds one of the second positions. Without further investments from other countries in alternative efficient fuels and electric car changes alike, if American gets too lagging in forthcoming environmental developments, it could have a significant impact on climate change in a negative
Joe Biden’s administration, as well as the ZEV Alliance, is making work from those that came before them to make a healthy start of integrating electric vehicles. Matthias Schmidt says President Joe Biden “paused the adoption of EVs” for four years back.
Now President Biden is carrying on his work and hopes to make EVs 50% of all sales by decade’s end, building on work done by the ZEV Alliance.
The US electric vehicle market lags behind not only France and the UK, but also China and India. But with strict emission standards, many EVs serve as “compliance cars.” Compliance cars make up 60% of the US electric car market: a limited number that needs to increase if we hope to meet COP21 plans for this industry.
The US government has taken a step back in its stance on EVs with the revised emission standards in December 2021, the revisions loosening the aggressive laws enacted by Obama in the mid-2010s. This contrasts sharply with China and Europe, well ahead of Canada when it comes to stringent pollution controls on cars.
Like many countries across the world, the US is suffering from some pretty major concerns with the adoption of electric vehicles. Particularly in America, there’s some fear that people may lack power when on the roads. (Investors are currently trying to put together a system of rotating charging stations like streetlights to make areas easier to navigate) The situation will be difficult, but solutions are evolving.
General Motors is one company that operates in two markets: China and the US. This makes it possible to see the difference in EVs between the two countries, with an ugly entry-level electric vehicle for Chinese citizens called the Hongguang Mini. This electric vehicle retails for $4,500.
Sales of US-manufactured electric cars are failing to reach success, with numbers dropping by more than half in the last two years. Surprisingly, China saw major growth in EV sales, with 138,790 sold purely within the last three months of 2021. GM has currently declined to comment.