One thing that’s unique about good ole ‘Merica is that everyone seems to have a car. If you don’t own a car, people usually think you’re a hippy or an alcoholic. Estimates put the number of cars and trucks in the United States at between 250-260 million vehicles for a country with 318 million people. In 2016 alone, around 17.5 million brand new trucks and cars were sold. With all this talk about autonomous cars dominating the roadways, it’s going to take quite a while for us to be rid of all these vehicles we’ve built. Of course we can retrofit them, but we’d like to think that the ubiquitous autonomous car of the future will be an electric one. This made us think. Just how many electric cars are on the road today?
There’s this new term going around these days which is “content marketing”. What this means is that instead of vomiting PR drivel all over your corporate website and expecting people to break down your door trying to buy your product, you create content that is useful instead. People then share your content which draws attention to your company. An electric car charging company we’ve talked about before called ChargePoint has put out a report titled “The State of EV Charging in 2016” and it’s simply nails the whole concept of content marketing. Here’s a chart from the report that shows the growth of electric cars: How Many Electric Cars Are There in the USA? – Nanalyze