Market share for electric vehicles in the U.S. hovers around 1 percent. It’s even lower in Canada. Clearly EVs haven’t taken off in North America – yet.
But over a half million people pre-ordered a Model 3, the delayed “mass-market” electric vehicle from Tesla. California, one of the world’s largest economies, is aiming for a zero-emissions future. Other nations, such as Britain and France, have said that they won’t allow fossil-fueled cars by 2040. With gas prices low, demand hasn’t been as strong as forecast, but as gas prices creep back
up and regulations ramp up, EVs are a part of our automotive future. As cars gain autonomy in their driving functions that evolution will likely be coupled with an evolution of EVs.