'All Roads Lead to Electric'

That's the message of the president of DesRosiers Automotive Consultants, it's just a question of how long the road is; he thinks 20-30 years before EVs become mainstream.

Published: 23-Feb-2013

Countless issues face electric vehicles in their uphill battle with leaving traditional, internal-combustion engines in the dust. Range anxiety and initial ownership costs are at the forefront of the debate, making it too easy to overlook the other inherent issues EVs face, most notably a lack of public charging infrastructure.

And as automakers try to gain more traction with their EVs — many brought their electric vehicles to the 2013 Canadian International Auto Show this year — these barriers will eventually have to be overcome.

Dennis DesRosiers, president of DesRosiers Automotive Consultants (DAC), which looks at sales and trends in the automotive industry, refers to the lack of infrastructure as a “critical technological barrier.”

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