On January 29, 2013, Ray LaHood announced he would resign as the Secretary of the Department of Transportation.

It's the truth...We'll all own them soon.

It's the truth...We'll all own them soon.

For electric vehicle enthusiasts, advocates and fans, the news of LaHood's departure means that his bullish views on EVs are no longer front and center in the Department of Transportation.  It remains to be seen if LaHood's replacement, Anthony Foxx, will be as supportive of electric vehicles as was LaHood.

But before departing, LaHood left us with a prediction on the future of the US automobile industry.

As LaHood says, it'll take only 12 years for the majority of Americans to join the electrified bandwagon:

"By 2025, all of us, every family, will have some kind of hybrid or electric vehicle."

LaHood adds:

"That’s just the way the car manufacturers are going since we've set standards at 54.5 mpg. It's all going to be hybrids or battery powered."

Let's hope the predictions of the departing LaHood do indeed come true.

Source: The Atlantic