After a slow start, U.S. motorists are beginning to turn onto battery-electric vehicles, demand for plug-based models surging by roughly 39% last year, according to industry data.
But, for now, the vast majority of battery-based models have been sold in a handful of mostly coastal states, primarily green-minded California. But a new coalition is hoping to get motorists in the Midwest to plug in as well.
“Electric vehicles are becoming increasingly popular, due to their better batteries, decrease in cost, an increase in choice, and the rollout of charging infrastructure,” said Lew Bartfield, president and CEO of the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest. But, “The Midwest is often overlooked as a market for electric vehicles.”