electrification

noun
elec·tri·fi·ca·tion | \i-ˌlek-trə-fə-ˈkā-shən, ē-\

Definition of electrification 

1 : an act or process of electrifying

2 : the state of being electrified

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Many people in Africa, where the process of rural electrification has been slow, still burn wood to cook or heat their homes. Washington Post, "Africa’s pollution killing thousands of infants, study says," 27 June 2018 Automakers say the industry has evolved dramatically with new technologies that merit rebates, tax breaks and additional incentives that may move consumers toward electrification and financially assist automakers trying to meet regulation. Phoebe Wall Howard, USA TODAY, "Emissions fight pits California against Detroit," 16 Apr. 2018 The rate of electrification of final energy more than triples, with global electricity generation reaching a level nearly five times today’s level. 5. David Roberts, Vox, "Shell’s vision of a net-zero carbon world by 2070, explained," 30 Mar. 2018 In April India celebrated the electrification of its last village, yet about 240m people remain without power and connections are often unreliable. The Economist, "Mini-grids may be the best way to illuminate the “bottom billion”," 12 July 2018 Electric buses are prime candidates for electrification in ways that passenger vehicles are not. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Electric buses are avoiding hundreds of thousands of barrels of oil per day," 27 Apr. 2018 Automakers say the industry has evolved dramatically with new technologies that merit rebates, tax breaks and additional incentives that may move consumers toward electrification and financially assist automakers trying to meet regulation. Phoebe Wall Howard, USA TODAY, "Emissions fight pits California against Detroit," 16 Apr. 2018 Automakers say the industry has evolved dramatically with new technologies that merit rebates, tax breaks and additional incentives that may move consumers toward electrification and financially assist automakers trying to meet regulation. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "Why California is fighting for tough vehicle emissions standards," 13 Apr. 2018 But unlike Piaggio, which has been mostly mum on the electric Vespa since it was announced in late 2016, Kymco appears to be embracing of electrification in a big way. Sean O'kane, The Verge, "Kymco’s new electric scooters could be the sign of a coming boom," 17 June 2018

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1748, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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