elec·​tri·​fi·​ca·​tion | \ i-ˌlek-trə-fə-ˈkā-shən How to pronounce electrification (audio) , ē- \

Definition of electrification

1 : an act or process of electrifying
2 : the state of being electrified

Examples of electrification in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Farley said Ford will now invest at least $22 billion in electrification through 2025, nearly twice what the company had previously committed to EVs. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "Ford UAW hourly workers earn $3,625 profit-sharing checks amid 2020 earnings dip," 4 Feb. 2021 Europe has been a zealous driver of electrification, and ultra-rigid fuel economy requirements have continued to favor smaller cars than U.S. customers would care to look at. Jens Meiners, Car and Driver, "All the Cool Cars Europe Is Getting in 2021 and We're Not," 27 Dec. 2020 There are still challenges facing the growth of electric vehicles in the region, where electrification is low and regulatory policy is young. Todd Gillespie, Bloomberg.com, "East Africa’s Electric Motorbikes Are Fueling a Carbon-Free Future," 22 Dec. 2020 Meanwhile, President-Elect Joe Biden has a plan to speed up the electrification of vehicles in the United States that includes replacing the country’s fleets with EVs. Roberto Baldwin, Car and Driver, "Massachusetts to Ban Sale of New Gas-Powered Cars by 2035," 31 Dec. 2020 The C+pod is part of Toyota’s desire to expand partnerships in the mobility and electrification world. Roberto Baldwin, Car and Driver, "Toyota Eases into EVs with an Ultra-Compact Two-Seater for Japan," 28 Dec. 2020 But the study didn’t argue against electrification policies. Los Angeles Times, "Should California ban gas in new homes? A climate battle heats up," 7 Dec. 2020 The report allocates the funding toward renewable resources, energy efficiency, electric vehicles, grid monetization, energy storage, high voltage transmission and building electrification. Steven Lerner, Washington Examiner, "As Pennsylvania shale industry takes center stage in presidential campaign, report suggests state should look at alternative energy sources," 28 Oct. 2020 The agreement shows that Fiat Chrysler, whose late Chief Executive Officer Sergio Marchionne resisted heavy investment in electric vehicles as a loss-making endeavor, is now stepping up electrification plans as global emissions regulations tighten. Ilya Banares, Bloomberg.com, "Fiat Chrysler to Invest Up to $1.1 Billion On Canada EVs," 15 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of electrification

1748, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Electrification.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electrification. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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