A look at the sales surge of electric vehicles and U.S. goals for the future

Gas prices are sky high and gasoline-powered cars are one of the biggest sources of carbon pollution. The Biden Administration has set a target for EVs to make up 50% of all new car sales in the U.S. by 2030. Currently, about 7% of America’s registered vehicle owners own an electric vehicle.

In November 2021, Congress passed an infrastructure deal, which includes:

Replacing the government’s 650,000 vehicle motor pool with EVs.

Electrifying 20% of the country’s 500,000 school buses.

Investing $7.5 billion to build out a network of 500,000 electric vehicle chargers across the country.