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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Green hydrogen and the electrification of green electricity supply in ports will provide even more options to decarbonize the sector. Luis Alfonso De Alba For Cnn Business Perspectives, CNN, "The shipping industry must go carbon neutral to survive," 8 Aug. 2019 But the electrification of India’s transport sector is in a bumpy ride. Kartik Chandramouli, Quartz India, "How former rickshaw pullers are steering a green revolution on Indian roads," 7 Aug. 2019 The global car industry has been hit by weakening demand in China and a drop in demand for diesel vehicles in Europe, as well as the cost of electrification. NBC News, "Aston Martin shares plunge as James Bond carmaker posts $96M loss," 31 July 2019 Our strategic focus is on the electrification of our products. William Boston, WSJ, "EU Auto Makers Have to Sell More Electric Cars as New Emission Targets Loom," 21 June 2019 Autonomy, alongside electrification, promises to be one of the most profound changes to human mobility since the advent of the automobile. Michael J. Coren, Quartz, "The distant, but inevitable future of autonomous vehicles," 19 Aug. 2019 There have been reports that Audi will do away with the TT or it will shift its focus to electrification. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Audi TT 20th Anniversary Edition is a tribute to an icon," 17 Aug. 2019 In the race toward electrification, some car companies are more motivated than others. Eric Adams, WIRED, "VW Revives the Classic Dune Buggy as an All-Electric Blast," 17 Aug. 2019 But historically, solving the really big problems—rural electrification, for example—has required sustained, large-scale investments, often with private markets and taxpayers splitting the burden. Wade Roush, Scientific American, "Despite What You Might Think, Major Technological Changes Are Coming More Slowly Than They Once Did," 13 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of electrification

1748, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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