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EVs reaching lift-off

The coming year will bring the arrival of new EVs and new infrastructure, fuelling the transition

Far faster than anybody thought, the revolution in electric vehicles (EVs) from family cars to buses, trucks and even short-haul ferries is making deep inroads into a transport world that has been powered for well over a century by the internal combustion engine (Ice). In 2018, mainstream EVs will break the 200-mile barrier on a single charge. Their prices will fall to an affordable $30,000 or even lower. Sales will rise quickly on the back of more alluring vehicles. And, supporting it all, roadside charging installations will sprout at the rate thousands a year in Europe and North America. Three main factors influence this new transport era. Under pressure from increasingly powerful green

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