Is EV adoption turning a corner?

Faced with record-high gas prices, more and more American consumers are looking to dump the pump.

In the first three months of 2022, electric-vehicle registrations shot up 60 percent, even as the overall car market shrunk. 

EVs have experienced steady sales growth over the past decade but are still far from being mainstream. Could the combination of expensive gasoline and exciting new plug-in models see the U.S. turn a corner on mass EV adoption?

On this episode of Political Climate, hosts Julia Pyper, Brandon Hurlbut and Shane Skelton talk about the policies and innovations unlocking greater transportation electrification — as well as the challenges ahead. From manufacturing bottlenecks and raw material supplies to high upfront costs and political opposition, there are still bumps on the road to mainstreaming EVs. Plus, the hosts make a new bet, and they need your help!

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