Arkansas hasn't widely adopted electric vehicles
A measly 0.2% of electric vehicles in the U.S. are parked in Arkansas, according to data from S&P Global Mobility.
What's happening: The U.S. is a long way from a "tipping point" when it comes to switching to electric vehicles, Joann Muller of Axios' What's Next writes.
Zoom out: California's adoption is going better than any other state's nationwide, with 39% of the country's electric vehicles.
- Yes, but: Those still account for less than 2% of cars on the road in the state.
State of play: More than half of the 53,000 electric vehicles registered nationwide as of May were Teslas. A total of 46 electric vehicle models were available, compared to 25 a year earlier.
What to watch: Consumers will have 63 EVs on the market to choose from by the end of the year and 253 by the end of 2030, according to S&P Global Mobility's forecast.
- Congress' new climate package could spark further EV adoption — if it passes.
Yes, and: Arkansas companies and government officials have expressed the desire to become leaders in the future of transportation, including EVs.
- EV manufacturer Canoo moved its headquarters to Bentonville last year, and Walmart plans to buy 4,500 delivery vehicles from the company.
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