The Economist: Electric cars will come of age in 2018

October 23rd, 2017 Comments Off on The Economist: Electric cars will come of age in 2018

ElectricKia launches hybrid and electric cars. Read more ... » carsKia launches hybrid and electric cars. Read more ... » will come of age in 2018. For the first timePorsche Panamera S E-Hybrid first drive. Read more ... » they will compete in priceUK: Motorways to have charging stations for electric cars to encourage more people to switch to battery-powered vehicles. Read more ... » and performancePorsche Panamera S E-Hybrid first drive. Read more ... » with petrolElectric News: Nissan #Leaf price cut by £2,500 (starts at £23,490). Read more ... » and diesel cars. But in the year ahead we will also be confronted with some uncomfortable truths about going electric.

2018 is set to be the year the worldWhy electric cars better catch on. Read more ... » fully embraces the electric carKia launches hybrid and electric cars. Read more ... ».

We’ll see a global tipping pointElectric News: Nissan #Leaf price cut by £2,500 (starts at £23,490). Read more ... » for drivers as electric modelsEV Message: Electric surge as record numbers of drivers switch to plug-in cars. Read more ... » start competing with petrol and diesel cars head-to-head. But we’ll also be confronted with the uncomfortable truth about the impact of going electric.

They’ve longWishes answered: 4X4 and its a PlugIn Hybrid with 44g Co2/KM . Read more ... » been vaunted as the vehicleKia launches hybrid and electric cars. Read more ... » of the future but from laughing stock in the mid-1980s to rising stock todayRenault drops lease price for electric Zoe in UK to mere £189/mth. Read more ... » electric carsKia launches hybrid and electric cars. Read more ... » have come of age. Companies are clambering to take the lead with billions in investments and promises to make the switchEV Message: Electric surge as record numbers of drivers switch to plug-in cars. Read more ... », but it’s pressure from governments that’s drivingFinally. "New battery to boost BMW i3 range" ...where do i sign. Read more ... » this push from the industry.

It’s an unlikely country that’s leadingFiat electric 500 sells for same as combustion models. Read more ... » the pack. In 2016 ChinaDriven to distraction by China electric cars. Read more ... » brought more than 40Tesla VS Dyson, as the latter Challenges Tesla With $1.4 Billion Battery Tech Investment. Read more ... » percent of the world’s electric cars. These fume freeFree? Why Electric Cars may soon be even more Cost Effective. Read more ... » cars will make our cities cleaner but uncomfortable truths lurk behind the electric carKia launches hybrid and electric cars. Read more ... » revolution.

The rise of electric cars will challenge the world’s thirst for oil. It could spark a global shift of powerPorsche Panamera S E-Hybrid first drive. Read more ... » from countries that have enjoyed the influence that oil has bought. Beyond oil, attention will turn to lithium electric car batteriesNissan UK Plant Begins Making LEAF Batteries. Read more ... » which rely on the mineral Cobalt. Two thirds of the world’s cobalt comes from one country, the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Demand for cobalt has doubled over the past five years and is set to triple by 2020.

But the electric car revolution is coming.

After 2018 there will be no turning back.

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