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Yes, Electric Cars Are Ready for the Prime Time!

Jeremy Laird argues 'The world is ready for electric cars, it just doesn't know it.'

Published: 11-Feb-2014

It's not about the infrastructure, stupid. Or the range. Sorry, but somebody has to say it.

When it comes to electric cars or EVs, all this range-anxiety and fast-charging-network guff is completely missing the point.

It all boils down to some fundamental misconceptions which are in desperate need of spectacular implosion.


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