What two-thirds of car dealerships are missing in the US

This 2019 preowned Nissan Leaf SV is the only electric vehicle at a dealership in Milford, Massachusetts, on July 13th, 2022. | Photo by Pat Greenhouse/The Boston Globe via Getty Images

Electric vehicles just aren’t easy to find in American car dealerships, a survey by the environmental group Sierra Club confirms. Two-thirds of car dealerships surveyed across the US didn’t have a single battery electric vehicle or plug-in hybrid for sale.

That doesn’t line up with the Biden administration’s climate goals, which depend on consumers switching from gas-guzzling cars to electric vehicles to slash tailpipe emissions. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed aggressive new emissions standards last month that are supposed to boost electric vehicle sales to more than two-thirds of all car sales by 2032.

The survey exposes the challenges that might keep more customers in the US from making the switch to electric


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