President Joe Biden will need to convince Donald Trump voters to purchase EVs if he wants electric vehicles to account for 50 per cent of new U.S. car sales by 2030.
Data registration sourced from HIS Markit and compiled by Bloomberg reveals that over 76 per cent of the EVs sold in the U.S. last year were in states that Biden won during the 2020 presidential election. This is predominately because more of Trump’s supports like in more rural areas whereas a greater proportion of Biden votes live in urban areas where EVs have long been more popular.
Interestingly, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg believes rural American residents can benefit the most from EVs. “The Americans who stand to benefit most from EVs are those who drive the most, often rural drivers – so we’re working to increase charging availability across the country,” he said in a recent Twitter post.