EPA pushes proposal for electric vehicle takeover (includes video story)

The U.S. is driving towards an eco-friendly future.

On Wednesday the Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposal that will require electric vehicles to make up over two-thirds of new car sales in the U.S. by 2023.

”We’re going to save consumers money — this is a huge opportunity for everyone in this country,” said EPA Administrator Michael Regan.

However, not everyone is ready to buckle up in an electric vehicle.

Yale University Professor Kenneth Gillingham said, “When you compare electric vehicles to comparable gasoline vehicles—so other luxury vehicles—electric vehicles are actually on par or not much more expensive at the moment.”

“Experts believe that over the next five to 10 years, solid-state batteries can improve their performance — and when that happens, they will make electric vehicles more affordable,” said Chris Mi, director of the GATE Center for Electric Drive Transportation.

Gabriela Perez is a senior FIU student majoring in Digital Media and communications/Broadcasting Journalism. After graduation, she would like to work in the entertainment industry as either a magazine editor or as an Anchor/Presenter. Her favorite getaway places are New York City and Los Angeles California. She enjoys reading, watching films, traveling and writing. She hopes to inspire others, to go after what their hearts desire.