Is the Electric Vehicle Industry Gaining Momentum?

Kris Settle finds all the outdated stereotyping of electric cars as 'boring, unattractive, and underperforming hunks of space-age junk... tiresome.'

Published: 14-Feb-2013

There seems to be a lot of back and forth lately about the performance (or lack thereof) of the electric vehicle (EV) industry.

Reuters released a scathing article earlier this month on the lack of development of electric vehicles, citing inefficiencies in technology, bloated prices, and a lack of fueling stations as reasons the industry is “still not ready for prime time – and may never be.”

But the concept of all EVs being boring, unattractive, underperforming hunks of space-age junk is outdated, and quite frankly, it’s tiresome. If you look at the market trends with a different scope, realizing the industry is still in its infancy, EVs’ show great signs of vitality. In fact, some vehicles have earned very strong praise from critics and consumers alike.

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