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– AMERICAN car showrooms should be more electric cars, the environmental group said

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – the Environmental group, the Sierra Club, on Tuesday called on automakers and dealers to reduce U.S. carbon dioxide emissions and fight the climate crisis through the creation of a number of electric cars available in U.S. showrooms.

FILE PHOTO: An official of the State of New York and the electric car has been displayed at the New York exhibition, in 2019, the New York International Auto Show, in New York City, U. S, April 17, 2019 at the latest. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

“It is a thing of the past for the auto industry, as to what is the action behind the promise of the progress of the work to address emissions from transportation,” said Le Hieu, the report’s primary author.

The Sierra Club, said the survey of more than 900 U.S. dealerships, found that 74% are not in stock, a couple of EV, but observed only about 40% of the dealers in the states that have adopted California’s zero emission vehicle (ZEV) mandate EVs for sale.

The report found that 44% of the dealers in the offer of Service was no more than two of the EVs to be available in the showrooms. Dealer salespeople regularly fail to provide information about the tax credit or have had difficulty in answering questions about EV-do technology, the report found.

The group said automakers need to boost EV production, and then, in more than one state, and the provision of better incentives for the dealers to sell the Service and make it easier for the dealers to be certified to sell them.

The Sierra Club, said the United States has accounted for 15% of global emissions, the leading source of information for the transport sector, said, “to speed up the adoption, and the sale of ev’s, it is of critical importance in addressing the climate crisis.”

Asked for comment, the National Automobile Dealers Association’s spokesperson, Jared, Allen replied, “the number of the battery-electric vehicle to be in stock at the franchised dealer’s lot, it is, literally, a function of supply and demand – nothing else.” He also noted that a lot of manufacturers are not yet manufacturing of electric vehicles, which can be placed in the showroom.

Through the first nine months of the year is 2019, the U.S. plug-in hybrid and battery-electric vehicle (EV) sales remained at the same level as a year earlier, around 240,000, according to two groups that keep track of the sales. EV sales accounted for approximately 1.9% of U.S. vehicle sales. 2019 is the EV to sales, for about half of Tesla Inc. (TSLA.(O) motor vehicles.

Californians bought up 50% of all the EVs to be sold in 2018, but the car dealer group, All noted in the other interests of consumers in the united states do not have access to the same charging infrastructure and incentives, HOV access, etc., etc. the need to have an EV, it is desirable, possible, and feasible, it is in a lot of cases.”

About half of the 32,000 U.S. dealer’s franchisees “would not be able to log in as a pure electric vehicle, because the manufacturer is not the manufacturer of the sale,” Allen added.

Manufacturers are investing tens of billions of dollars in EV technology over the next five to 10 years, promising dozens of new products.

On Wednesday, Volkswagen AG, VOWG_p.DE) in a ceremony in Tennessee on the occasion of the launch of the groundbreaking of the $800 million dollars to build an electric car, from 2022. On Sunday, Ford Motor Co (F. N) unveils the Mustang-inspired-electric SUV as part of its plan to invest $11.5 billion in electrifying its vehicles by 2022.

Gloria Bergquist, a spokeswoman for the alliance of automobile manufacturers, said, “while electric vehicle sales are still low, they are growing, and automakers are expecting a break-even point, where these vehicles are becoming more and more mainstream.”

The Sierra Club is one of a number of environmental groups, which have been challenged, and the Trumpet of the administration’s efforts to block California from setting its own stricter tailpipe emissions limits and the setting of the ZEV requirement. There are no federal ZEV requirements.

Report by David Shepardson; Editing by David Gregorio

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