Spot The EV: These Are The EVs I bumped Into In The USA, Half 2

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Within the first six months of 2023, over 670,000 EVs have been bought within the USA, with over 80% of these absolutely electrical autos as reported in a latest article right here on CleanTechnica, The report provides that it took 8 years for the primary million EV gross sales, however now greater than 1,000,000 have been bought in simply the previous 12 months. Fairly cool!

After I learn that report, it acquired me fascinated with simply how a lot change I’ve observed on the streets of some cities within the USA after some latest visits. Evaluating my encounters with random EVs on the roads on two latest visits, six months aside, actually made me see simply how a lot progress is being made. Notice that I’ll limit my comparability to the very same locations and buying facilities I visited in these two separate visits and likewise notice that no actual scientific technique will likely be utilized right here. I’m simply going by how simple it’s now to randomly spot EVs with out looking for them with a magnifying glass, as was the case about 13 or so years in the past.

I visited New Jersey in February and once more in July. In only a house of 6 months, I can undoubtedly say electrical automobiles are far more seen on the roads of NJ. I had seen lots of them in February, in addition to 6 months earlier than that in mid-2022. Following my go to February, I wrote that I additionally noticed lots of Teslas in all of the locations I visited, though they didn’t look like as many as within the California areas I visited. Which Teslas did I see? Effectively, most of them. I noticed Mannequin S, 3, X, and Ys, each outdated and new fashions, normal vary fashions, lengthy vary fashions, and efficiency fashions, in addition to Plaid fashions. I additionally noticed that the Hyundai IONIQ 5 stood out as nicely. It appears to be a well-liked EV. The outdated Hyundai Kona additionally made some cameo appearances. Ford Mustang Mach-Es additionally have been comparatively simple to identify, and BMW i4s additionally appear to have a following. I used to be actually excited to see a Mercedes Benz EQS SUV. I actually like this one, and hopefully sooner or later after I land on a pile of money, I can get one. It’s a Mercedes and it’s electrical! I additionally noticed some BMW iXs, i4s, VW ID.4s, and a few of Audi’s e-tron variants, in addition to the second technology Nissan Leaf, BMW i3, Kia, and eNiros.

Now throughout my go to July, I noticed all these fashions once more, however this time there have been an entire lot extra of them. It’s such as you spot them far more incessantly now. Teslas are all over the place, and this time it appeared like NJ is beginning to look a bit like California, the place Teslas are ubiquitous, it appears. I additionally noticed lots of BMWs and extra of the EQS SUVs. I actually just like the Mercedes Benz EQS SUV. Following my go to in February, I additionally wrote that in all of the cities I visited (I visited 5 cities in February), I didn’t see any Ford F-150 Lightnings, I didn’t any Rivians, and I didn’t see any Lucid Airs. Might or not it’s they aren’t but so frequent? Possibly I’ll see some subsequent time. Effectively, seems that in “subsequent time,” I did get to randomly spot all of these. I used to be notably excited to randomly spot the Lucid Air and a few Rivian R1S SUV. I actually just like the look of the Lucid Air.


I additionally spent fairly a while in Washington, D.C., in July and whereas I used to be there, I noticed all these EVs, in addition to an entire lot of Chevy Bolts! The Uber X I acquired on arrival in DC simply occurred to be electrical — it was a Hyundai Kona. Then over the course of my keep, I deliberately ordered Uber Consolation Electrical on all journeys, they usually all occurred to be Tesla Mannequin 3s. It’s nice to see extra EVs on the street in these elements of the USA.


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