electrification

noun
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

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The agreement signals strengthening ties between Toyota and Suzuki, which are planning collaboration to keep up with technological advances in areas such as electrification and autonomous driving. Jie Ma, Bloomberg.com, "Toyota, Suzuki Agree to Sell Each Other's Vehicles in India," 29 Mar. 2018 Prior to Fukushima, Hirose was a big advocate of increasing electrification of energy use. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "An insider’s perspective on Fukushima and everything that came after," 5 Oct. 2018 When is the real timing for electrification of the Panamera? Bengt Halvorson, Car and Driver, "Porsche: No Model Is Off Limits for Going Fully Electric—Not Even the 911," 7 Mar. 2018 Carmakers are working with and competing against technology companies to figure out how to make money from services to drivers as automation, electrification and on-demand transportation threaten to reshape the industry. Fortune, "Toyota Is Investing $1 Billion in the Ride Hailing Company That Bought Uber's Southeast Asia Business," 13 June 2018 Impending electrification means that the electricity sector is significant far beyond its direct emissions today. David Roberts, Vox, "California is this close to its boldest energy target yet: 100% clean electricity," 31 Aug. 2018 Still, there’s no doubt that the industry as a whole is heading to electrification, a good thing as the world lessens its dependence on cars and looks to combat climate change. Megan Barber, Curbed, "World’s first fully electric RV will debut in 2019," 14 Dec. 2018 Take Volkswagen: after betting big on diesel—and losing—the automaker is going full-speed ahead on electrification. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, "Volkswagen plans to make 50 million electric cars, CEO says," 12 Nov. 2018 What's bad for the owner of vehicles propelled by internal combustion engines could actually be good for tech, which has bet big on electrification. Eric Newcomer, latimes.com, "Why Silicon Valley doesn't mind rising gas prices," 6 July 2018

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1748, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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