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Infrastructure killed the electric car

When prices are adjusted for quality, electric vehicles stood their ground to petrol cars in the early twentieth century United States. If the electricity grid had developed twenty years earlier, they might have reached a 68–79% market share and CO2 emissions per car could have declined by 60%, a new study finds.

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Bakker, G. Infrastructure killed the electric car. Nat Energy 6, 947–948 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41560-021-00902-w

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