Electrification Coalition Applauds EV Sales Target Announcements, Calls for Action and Policies to Match

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Aug. 5, 2021

Electrification Coalition Applauds EV Sales Target Announcements, Calls for Action and Policies to Match

Washington, D.C.— In response to President Biden’s announcement of a target of 40-50 percent electric vehicle sales share in 2030, and leading auto manufacturers’ announcement of their shared aspiration to achieve sales of 40-50 percent electric vehicle by 2030, Electrification Coalition Executive Director Ben Prochazka made the following statement:

“We applaud today’s announcements from the White House and auto manufacturers – they demonstrate a growing commitment to an electric transportation future.

“During the previous administration, the future of American transportation was riddled with uncertainty for automakers. Today’s unprecedented announcements reveal a recognition and mutual understanding that the future is indeed electric. It is no longer a question of if – the only question now is how fast we get there.

“We applaud Ford, General Motors and Stellantis for demonstrating to the American people that they are serious about the transition to electric vehicles. And while commitments and targets are important – they are not action. We need continued investments by the private sector and the public policies to match. It’s imperative that we keep our foot on the accelerator to ensure that we do not lose the race to China and Europe, ceding America’s leadership in the auto industry.

“The future of transportation is indisputably electric, and 50 percent EV sales by 2030 is achievable. But we need to make sure that those electric vehicles are being built in the United States. For that to happen, leaders in government and the auto industry must continue to act with great seriousness and urgency.”

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About the Electrification Coalition: The Electrification Coalition is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that promotes policies and actions to facilitate the deployment of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) on a mass scale in order to reduce the economic, public health and national security risks caused by America’s dependence on oil.