Electric Vehicles Get EDTA Action Plan

Seventy-three percent of the light duty fleet can be fueled from the electricity without any generating capacity.

Published: 27-Jan-2011

The Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) has made an announcement of the Action Plan for the Electric Drive Era. The electric drive vehicles are expected to be more important in taking the United States to a greater energy along with environmental and national security. There is lot of opportunity for the United States to lead the way in electric drive technology and achieve energy security along with the advanced technology economy for a better environment. The United States is said to have using around $200 billion per year to import oil which is a trade deficit of 40 percent in US.

As the oil demand is increasing all over the world IEA expects price for the oil to be double by the year 2030. This price increase is expected to weaken the US economies along with other oil consuming countries. The oil demand from all over the world is one of the main factors that is associated with the increasing oil price. The electric vehicles are reliable and also domestically produced along with the grid management around 73 percent of the light duty fleet can be fueled from the electricity without any generating capacity which could relocate around 6.2 million barrels of oil consumption each day.

As per EDTA this savings could support the economic growth and can make the US to develop a competitive edge in the advanced energy technologies global race. There will be more job opportunities and increase economic security for the future by the latest and increased development plans along with recharging infrastructure, manufacturing for batteries, micro turbines and other drive technologies.

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