The billions of dollars poured into cars’ production by global manufacturers are beginning to show in commercial vehicles with technologies people like. President-elect Joe Biden, who has declared it the core of his campaign to fight climate change, will be a pivotal¬†friend to¬†EV in the year 2021. The pandemic of the COVID-19 could place factories as well as auto showrooms once more on ice. Test drives could be taken by drivers and not what they see. But with several hyped vehicles set to arrive, a Volkswagen crossover, a Mustang, as well as a Rivian widely awaited truck, there is no question that even though they are still uncommon on the highways, EVs will also be on the minds of the people. Here are essential considerations that will decide how EVs operate in 2021:

How much of a difference is Biden going to make?

As per a December report from the BloombergNEF, Biden’s campaign commitment to establish 500,000 charging facilities in the next ten years, over five times the number there is currently, could contribute to 25 million Electric cars on the American roads by the year 2030. Federal fuel efficiency norms, which were eased by the Trump administration, are a crucial lever. Biden’s rewriting of such rules is almost inevitable. The concern is to what degree Michael Regan,  EPA nominee by the Biden administration, as well as Pete Buttigieg, Department of Transportation nominee, would mandate cars not only to be close to zero-emission but to be zero-emission, i.e., electric. Any EV supporters will call for a cash-for-clunkers scheme to promote the disposal of larger, polluting cars for new electric models as the Congress explores a new pandemic recovery plan early this year. The prospect of this or any EV-friendly laws depends on the results of Georgia’s Senate runoff elections, where the Democrats won, making Biden control the Congress. 

Are carmakers willing to rate better than a C?

Two C’s have described typical automakers’ Electric vehicle offerings:  compromise and compliance. The key objective of manufacturing the Electric cars they now the market was to meet state government requirements, known as compliance, for conventional automakers. High-priced batteries mandated the compromises. These vehicles were compacts, not the big SUVs as well as crossovers that are mad for Americans. And they were only able to endure a few hours on the highway until they needed a refuel. Today, with batteries becoming cheaper and more robust, car manufactures are prepared to have what the drivers want: more comfortable cars that can travel much longer on a full charge. Another issue is if they will earn cash on them. And in the year 2021, not only in compliance states such as California as well as Massachusetts, but anywhere, but in limited numbers to begin, they are expected to be available.

Is there a ‘Perfect Storm’ with the trucks?

Though sedans and small SUVs are showing up everywhere, analysts have said that electric truck is the real opportunity to influence Americans’ minds. And 2021 is the year with giant batteries so that they will drag up in a puff of smoke. In June, Rivian R1T, manufactured at a factory situated in Normal, Ill., is expected, and several months later, its SUV cousin, R1S. A new truck manufacturer, Lordstown Motors Corporation, says its first vehicle, the Endurance, will be launched in the Ohio line even though the factory is incomplete.

The angular, stainless-steel Cybertruck will begin shipping in 2021, Tesla’s Chief executive, Elon Musk, has stated. There are grounds to question this assertion, as the facility where the automobile is to be constructed in Austin, Texas, is still nowhere close to completion. General Motors claims that in the year 2021, the latest GMC Hummer will also begin to launch. Ford’s electric F-150, expected in 2022, is on its way.

By Adam