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Concerns and Controversies—Barriers and blind spots on the Electric Vehicles (EV) landscape

Concerns and Controversies—Barriers and blind spots on the Electric Vehicles (EV) landscape

29-03-2019 | Article

The second of three interviews with Dr. Thiemo Lang and RobecoSAM’s Smart Mobility Team which focuses on the promise of EVs, the threat they pose to traditional automotive business models, and the challenge they themselves face on the road to revolutionizing mobility and transportation.

  • Electric vehicles (EVs) when employed at scale will be an important tool for reducing carbon emissions and helping combat global warming and climate change. 
  • EVs, and the infrastructure needed to support them, still have significant hurdles to mass adoption including range anxiety, charging infrastructure and controversies surrounding mining and the battery life-cycle.
  • EVs and accompanying technologies are rapidly accelerating and overcoming barriers nearly as quick as they emerge creating new markets, business models, and revenue streams for those with the vision, energy and resources to seize them. 
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