Energy Secretary: U.S. Will Not Reach 1 Million EV Goal By End Of 2015
President Barrack Obama had set a goal of getting 1 million EVs on the road by the end of 2015, but Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz now admits that achieving that goal won’t be possible.
During this year’s Washington Auto Show, Moniz stated:
“We’re going to be a few years after the president’s aspirational goal of the end of 2015, but I think that we are within a few years of reaching that goal.”
EV sales currently sit ~ 300,000. Moniz explains that electric car prices didn’t drop quickly enough to make the 1-million mark achievable:
“The costs did not come down to where we need them to be in time.”
However, the auto manufacturers are not backing down. Most have announced upcoming redesigns on existing EVs, or brand new electric cars, all of which promise to be more affordable and much improved over today’s electric offerings.
We added a few pictures (w/info) to show some examples of the electric cars that are coming in the near future.
We wonder, when will 1 million be achieved?
Source: The Detroit News