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2017-12-18. What Needs to Happen Before Electric Cars Take Over the World.

posted Dec 26, 2017, 11:05 PM by Alan Gould
By Jack Ewing, The New York Times. For GSS Energy Use chapter 9. Excerpt: ...Faster than anyone expected, electric cars are becoming as economical and practical as cars with conventional engines. Prices for lithium-ion batteries are plummeting, while technical advances are increasing driving ranges and cutting recharging times. ...But this electric-car future is still missing some pieces. Some crucial raw materials are scarce. There are not enough places to recharge. Battery-powered cars still cost thousands of dollars more than many gasoline vehicles. ...Car companies are racing to overcome these obstacles. They, and the millions of people they employ, risk becoming irrelevant....  https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/18/business/electric-car-adoption.html