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Soaring energy costs could threaten future of electric cars, experts warn

By Kate Connolly

12 Sep 2022 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

The electric vehicle revolution has long been seen as an inevitability. But The Guardian reports that soaring electricity prices and other challenges are now calling the revolution into question.

Soaring energy costs are threatening the future of the electric car, industry bosses in Germany have warned.

A rise in electricity prices as well as in raw material costs and availability, a chronic shortage of parts, and a widespread reduction in disposable income are having a considerable impact on the production and sales of cars.

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