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A exhibit of affordable (and profitable) electric cartage in all shapes and sizes has connected been the angelic beaker for automakers and regulators alike.
It is a abiding ball that has gone on for about 50 years: Regulators set aggressive emission-reduction targets with connected advance times, the accustomed automakers cry, “Impossible!” afresh crouch bottomward and either assignment to defang the mandates or occasionally hit the targets, sometimes advanced of schedule. Solutions to date accept been a mix of convalescent the ability of the gas-powered fleet, abacus hybrids, and developing a few badge electric cartage to be awash at a accident to the few buyers who appetite them. Lather, rinse, repeat.
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Automakers accept attempted to allurement the accessible into electric cartage but fabricated little headway. Allotment of it is acceptance bias: Automakers absorb far added announcement gas-guzzling SUVs than battery-powered hatchbacks. As the O’Jays sang, you got to accord the bodies what they want.
As a result, authentic electric cartage still anniversary for beneath than 2 percent of U.S. agent sales, and four out of every bristles of those sales is a Tesla, according to consultancy IHS Markit. But is the bazaar assertive for change?
The admired beaker is aural butt as the industry is apace pivoting to activity a advanced ambit of EVs adapted with cheaper and added energy-dense batteries, appropriately carrying