ASK RENEWABLE RAYNA: Is 2023 the year of the electric vehicle?



IS 2023 THE YEAR OF THE ELECTRIC VEHICLE?

Electric vehicles are no longer a thing of the future, they are the present! With gas prices on the rise, more and more drivers are making the switch to electric. Some switch for the cost effectiveness, others for the environment, whatever the reason, EV’s are here to stay and they are taking the car world by storm.

Some say 2023 will be the year of the electric vehicle, so what can consumers expect to hit the streets in 2023? Whether you’re a car lover or an SUV fanatic, we have compiled a list of some pretty amazing EV’s to be released next year just to name a few!

1. Audi A6 E-Tron

2. BMW i7

3. Cadillac Celestia

4. Cadillac Electralade

5. Canoo Pickup Truck

6. Chevrolet Silverado Electric

7. Chevrolet Corvette SUV

8. Ford Explorer EV

9. Faraday Future FF91

10. Jeep Wrangler EV

11. Kia EV9

12. Lagonda All-Terrain

13. Mercedes-Benz EQG-class

14. Tesla Cybertruck

15. Tesla Roadster





Audi A6 E-TRON Ford Explorer EV Mercedes-Benz EQG-Class


Don’t we need more charging stations in Arkansas to accommodate the rise of EV’s?

With EV’s on the rise, charging stations are becoming more prevalent as well. Today’s power has installed over 40 level 2 charging ports and is working to develop a statewide network of Level 2 and DC fast chargers. Planning out your road trip has never been easier, as more ports are being installed weekly! TPI is dedicated to building a comprehensive statewide network of EV chargers across Arkansas that ensures geographic equity and ubiquitous access to affordable EV charging in order to meet the goals of promoting economic development and ensuring access to technologies such as electric vehicles.


Building a statewide network of DC fast chargers would help the Governor’s Advance Mobility goal while also exceeding the standards and funds for the $54 million National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure (NEVI) program Arkansas can receive, as detailed in impending federal guidance.


How fast will it happen?

The electric car industry, much like the internet in the 90s, is expanding at an exponential rate. Despite overall automobile sales falling by a fifth during the coronavirus epidemic, global sales of electric vehicles increased by 43%. According to ABC News, more than 15 car manufacturers have plans to expand their range of EV’s or go fully electric by 2025.

So while 2023 will certainly bring an abundance of EV infrastructure as well as new models of electric vehicles, we can expect an ever-growing increase for the foreseeable future. The future is charged!