Automakers, including General Motors, Ford Motor Co., and Jeep maker Stellantis will aim to make electric vehicles account for 40% to 50% of their U.S. sales by 2030. Other automakers are expected to make their own EV target sales announcements as more manufacturers are looking into new technologies.
These increased sales targets come as more federal and local governments increase support for electric vehicles. The current infrastructure bill moving through the senate plans to increase the availability of charging stations and provide purchase subsidies. Automakers are also expecting the Biden administration to announce new rules to mandate fuel-efficiency standards for new cars. This is just the beginning, automakers plan to increase their goal in EVs and make investments into the clean energy revolution.
As more people buy electric vehicles, it directly increases demand for renewable energy as the world moves toward being less dependent on oil. More consumers will be able to charge and “fuel up” their vehicles overnight, and will demand more sustainable and low cost energy options such as solar. With a quality solar system and backup storage, you can be reassured that you will have power for your home, family, and electric vehicle. You can also lock in low electric rates and even bank excess power back to the utility through net metering in cases that your home produces unused excess.
Do you own or are looking to buy an electric vehicle in the near future? A home solar system is a great option to save on the cost of charging your vehicle. Visit www.engage.solar to learn more about going solar and start saving like thousands of your neighbors today.
Angelica Cornejo, Communications Intern for ENACT Systems Inc.
Shelly Cornelius, Marketing Manager for ENACT Systems Inc.