What Barriers Are Slowing Growth of EV's?
- Aug 26, 2021 12:57 pm GMT
Since Tesla gained popularity in 2013 following its Model S release, other vehicle manufacturers entered the electric vehicle (EV) market. The eco-consumerism movement increased the demand for emission-less cars, shrinking driver's carbon footprints. Now, after Biden established the national carbon-neutrality goal, the need for a sustainable transportation system is higher than ever.
As the industry expands, researchers evaluate environmental roadblocks decreasing the sustainability of EVs. Though emission-less cars are substantially less degrading than fossil fuel-reliant versions, they still generate a carbon footprint. Before evaluating the potential solutions to ecological challenges, we must examine the barriers.
Charging Stations' Sustainability
Nearly 80% of the U.S. energy supply derives from fossil fuels. Our national reliance on emission-producing electricity decreases the sustainability of charging stations. Environmental engineers developed solar-powered chargers, unfortunately, gas stations outnumber them.
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