Mass Market Commercialization of Electric Vehicles Necessary

Long-term efforts to reduce dependency on foreign oil while also reducing transportation sector greenhouse gas emissions will require the mass market commercialization of electric vehicles. That includes technologies such as hybrid electrics, plug-in hybrid electrics, battery electrics, and fuel cell vehicles. Widespread consumer acceptance of these technologies will require that efforts be focused on important considerations such as: supporting infrastructure, incentives for consumer adoption, the alignment of regulatory efforts and the removal of market barriers.