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20 Oct 2017

Electric mobility has become unstoppable


The shift to electric mobility has become unstoppable even if e-car sales are still low, writes Michael Gerster in an analysis for the car industry publication Automobilwoche. He argues that major car companies are now so committed to the technology that “the era of diesel and petrol cars is nearing its end. It’s almost impossible to imagine a return”. Half a million orders for the Tesla Model 3 are an impressive proof that demand is picking up; the range of e-cars on offer grows quickly while prices fall; charging infrastructure is growing rapidly; efforts to improve local air quality and the climate are on the rise; and e-cars are more fun to drive, writes Gerster. The question ‘Why should I buy an e-car?’ is about to turn into ‘Why should I not buy an e-car?’, Gerster quotes John Gartner, senior analyst at Navigant Research, as saying. 

Read the article in German here.

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