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Katelyn Berry Talks About Future of EVs
The automotive industry is quickly moving away from fossil fuels and toward electricity powering vehicles. Katelyn Berry is the general manager and vice president at Michelin. She said her company and others in the industry are focused on the new breed of electric vehicles (EVs) that will be released in the future.

She said consumers are learning more about EVs, and they will become very popular in the next 5 to 10 years. Her company is creating EV tire solutions for automobile manufacturers. 8 out of 10 of the automotive companies developing EVs have chosen Michelin as their tire supplier. Michelin has almost 30 years of experience creating tires and is known for its products’ innovation, durability, customer satisfaction, technology and performance.

California was the first state to pass regulations designed to phase out gas-powered vehicles. It’s expected there will be nearly 3 million fewer gas-powered vehicles being sold in the state by 2030, Katelyn Berry said. By 2035, there will be 2.9 million fewer of them sold in California. Of the two million vehicles expected to be sold in the state in 2035, about 183,000 of them will be plug-in hybrids.

Several other states follow California’s regulations when setting their own auto emission standards. This encompasses about one-third of the United States automotive market. EVs are the biggest revolution in the industry since it was invented, she said. Her company designed its first green tire in 1992. This tire helps vehicles be more fuel efficient, which reduces their CO emissions. READ: