We don’t know if you heard about it, but last week there were presidential elections in the USA. Unlike any other on the Internet posts that mentioned this nowadays, we won’t analyze, think or scan voting data; no, we just are here to say that the possession of an electric car is likely to be much easier under the Biden Administration.
Last July, Biden announced his intention to help bring about half a million new public electric car charging stations to the USA as part of his expansive climatic plan.
In the United States, there are now one million electric vehicles on the road, “Biden’s plan reads,” but the lack of charging stations and coordination across all levels of government is a key obstacle to further deployment of these greenhouse-gas reduction vehicles. As President, Biden will work with the governors and mayors of our nation to support the deployment of more than 500,000 new public charges.
To put this into perspective: the United States as of today. The Energy Department lists only 27.329 electric car chargers in America. Now, these are stations with multiple outlets – and the latter is the noun that the Biden plan has chosen. Nevertheless, if every new electricity charging station packed an average of four charging stations, it would equate to 125,000, almost equivalent to the number of gas stations in the USA.
The plan also states that Bidden is planning to “restore” the federal Electric Vehicles tax credit, although “maintain” is perhaps better; the up to US$7,500 tax rebate for the purchase of electric vehicles is still in effect today, although President Trump has tried to see it struck down last year. The meaning is clear regardless of language: EV tax credits are much more likely to remain in place or expand.
All this, of course, as much as the president depends on Congress. Still, because the aforementioned EV tax credit law has been endorsed by both parties of the contentious Senate (as well as both automakers and environmental groups), it seems as if the electric vehicle-friendly legislation is something on which we agree, even in today’s America.