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Jack Ewing reports for The New York Times.


In short:

  • Increased competition, efficient manufacturing, and lower raw material costs are making electric cars more affordable.
  • Federal and state incentives further reduce prices, with some new models selling for under $30,000 after credits.
  • Electric vehicles are becoming more practical with improved battery ranges and faster charging times.

Key quote:

“The E.V. market has hit an inflection point. The early adopters have come. They’ve got their cars. Now you’re starting to see us transition to a mass market.”

— Randy Parker, chief executive of Hyundai Motor America

Why this matters:

Affordable electric vehicles increase accessibility, helping more consumers transition from gasoline cars, reducing carbon emissions, and supporting environmental sustainability goals.

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