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If you’ve been eyeing an electric car for your next vehicle upgrade, you’re not alone. Economist Films names 2018 the “tipping point” for the electric car. However, this video is no ode to fume-free automobiles; it uncovers electric cars’ “dirty secret” and predicts the geopolitical fallout of waning oil. getAbstract recommends this brief, balanced trend report to investors, consumers, environmentalists and corporate officers with a hand in the auto industry.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What to expect from the electric car industry in 2018,
  • Why the electric car isn’t an environmental cure-all and
  • How the rise of electric cars will affect geopolitics.

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Electric cars will reach a “tipping point” in 2018. In a historic milestone, owning an electric car will cost less than owning a gas or diesel model. Additionally, as electric cars grow more prevalent and charging stations multiply to meet demand, the popularity of these vehicles will “snowball.” Electric cars have evolved considerably since the 1980s, when their size and styling made them laughable. Some modern electric cars can accelerate faster than the most high-performing gas or diesel cars. Yet the success of electric cars has hinged largely on their batteries. Today’s batteries are cheaper than ever – about half the...

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