The number of electric vehicles on the road in the US is expected to increase by 50% by 2025, according to the National Electric Vehicle Association (NEVA).
The number of EVs on the roads is expected for a total of 1.4 million vehicles by 2025.
The US is projected to be home to over 2 million EVs by 2030, with Tesla Motors and General Motors both set to launch their first vehicles in 2021.
The NEVA expects that EVs will be the largest driver of electric vehicle sales in the United States by 2025—with an estimated 2.3 million vehicles on US roads by 2025 compared to 1.3 in 2020.
The average electric vehicle has a range of more than 300 miles, but EVs are expected to be able to do even better with higher energy density.
While EVs currently only have a range that is a few percent of that of gasoline-powered vehicles, they are expected by 2025 to have a fully chargeable battery of 400 kilowatt-hours (kWh).
In a statement to Ars Technic, the NEVA said it expects the electric vehicle market to grow significantly in the next decade and a half.
“By 2025, EVs will account for over half of the U.S. auto market and by 2025 they will have overtaken gas-powered cars for the number of passenger vehicles on U.s. roads,” the NEVa said.
“As the electric car market expands, more and more consumers are choosing to buy EVs for their daily commute.
We believe that EVs are poised to dominate the U-S-centric, U-shaped transportation market, and that EVs could become the new fuel cell vehicle of choice for the foreseeable future.”
As the market for electric vehicles continues to grow, it is important to take a step back and assess how these trends will affect the transportation landscape in the near future.
We can expect to see a dramatic change in the way that transportation is structured in the coming decades as electric vehicles become more widespread, with new technologies such as the lithium ion battery gaining more adoption and widespread use.
The key takeaway from this article is that we will see more and less gas-based vehicles on American roads in the future.
It is important that we are cognizant of the fact that the transition to a fully electric vehicle economy is happening right now.