The Trump administration announced Wednesday that it is moving ahead with plans to electrify cars with a combination of electric motors and batteries.
The move follows a long-term effort by the administration to expand access to electric vehicles in the U.S. and is likely to be a major victory for Tesla and other automakers who have lobbied hard to encourage electric vehicles.
Under the Trump Administration, automakers will begin to sell electric vehicles starting in 2019, according to a press release from the White House.
The new plan, which is still being reviewed, is expected to result in the adoption of more than 5 million vehicles, or 10 percent of all electric vehicles currently sold in the country.
Tesla has pushed to make its Model S electric, which was recently sold in more than 20 countries.
The news of the new effort comes as the Obama administration grapples with the rapid rise of the electric car industry and its role in the American economy.
In addition to Tesla, the administration is set to make a $50 billion commitment to developing electric-powered trucks, buses and other vehicles by 2025.
President Donald Trump has made electric vehicles a top priority and announced his administration would be moving ahead on developing a “plan for America’s future” with a new initiative that would see electric vehicles be made available for sale in the United States by 2025, according a White House statement.
Tesla has been pushing for this change, and the new administration is now making the first step towards fulfilling that goal.
“We are moving forward with the first phase of our plan for America, but we need your help to do it,” the White Hill said in the press release.
“We are committed to making electric vehicles available in every American car, truck, and van, with no additional cost to you.”
The move will be a big win for Tesla, which has faced strong resistance from automakers, and could lead to a major influx of sales for the company in the coming years.
But for automakers, this is likely a big step toward the creation of a major battery-powered fleet.
Tesla’s stock has been soaring, and it is the only company that has yet to enter the electric vehicle space.
In addition to the electrification of the vehicle, the move is likely going to increase the amount of electric vehicles on the road.
The White House is also considering making it easier for consumers to buy and lease electric vehicles through a program that would provide rebates on certain models.