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  • When Will Electric Cars Go Mainstream? It May Be Sooner Than You Think - The New York Times
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/08/climate/electric-cars-batteries.html

    As the world’s automakers place larger bets on electric vehicle technology, many industry analysts are debating a key question: How quickly can plug-in cars become mainstream?

    The conventional view holds that electric cars will remain a niche product for many years, plagued by high sticker prices and heavily dependent on government subsidies.

    But a growing number of analysts now argue that this pessimism is becoming outdated. A new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance, a research group, suggests that the price of plug-in cars is falling much faster than expected, spurred by cheaper batteries and aggressive policies promoting zero-emission vehicles in China and Europe.

    Many owners charge their cars overnight in their garages, but that is much harder for people living in cities who park their cars on the street.

    As a result, the Bloomberg report warns that plug-in vehicles may have a difficult time making inroads in dense urban areas and that infrastructure bottlenecks may slow the growth of electric vehicles after 2040.

    Even with a sharp rise in electric vehicles, the world would still have more traditional petroleum-powered passenger vehicles on the road in 2040 than it does today, and it will take many years to retire existing fleets. And other modes of transportation, like heavy-duty trucking and aviation, will remain stubbornly difficult to electrify without drastic advances in battery technology.

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    • Many studies confirme that we can have an illimited energy powered by anodin devices. But these inventions would cut down all the circuit of petrol companies and their tremendous benifice. So, don’t be hopeful about a real progress in the alternative source of power untill the end of drop of petrol