The electric vehicle industry is booming.
With more than half the U.S. population now driving electric vehicles, and more than 100 electric-vehicle charging stations nationwide, electric power has become a dominant option for electric vehicles in many parts of the country.
The electric car industry has been expanding rapidly, with more than a dozen electric-car charging stations opening in California alone this year alone.
But there’s still a lot of work to be done, and a lot to learn about how to properly test a battery-powered vehicle.
Some states have already begun testing and testing their batteries.
Some states, like Nevada, are taking it even further.
And in California, there’s a lot more work to do.
The state is testing and test-driving its first large-scale battery-electric vehicle.
This story was produced by the Pacific Northwest Environmental Law Center.