We at Plug In America believe (as I am sure you do too), that the time has come for the United States to start seriously planning for the full transition to electric drive. Most major car-buying countries have already begun to plan for a phase-out of new ICE vehicles and we need to do the same.
A key factor, of course, will be the level of commitment of our next president. Whoever we choose in 2020 must have the vision to put us on an aggressive path to going fully electric.
To help inform you how the various candidates feel about EVs—and to make sure they know that people care about this a LOT—we have just sent letters to every declared candidate for president, asking them their views about EVs and specifically asking if they will publicly commit themselves to working for a full transition to new plug-in electric cars and trucks by 2040, with a set of ambitious interim targets along the way and programs that will help us get there.
As we receive responses, we will share them with you. Until we do, however, we need your help. We invite all of you, our readers, to also ask the candidates their views on EVs, whether by mail or face-to-face if you happen to have the opportunity (especially our loyal readers in New Hampshire and Iowa) and let us know what they say.