The real electric car revolution has already taken shape with extremely capable plug-in hybrids

Business Insider | Oct 17, 2020 at 2:00 AM
  • Much of the talk surrounding the so-called “future” of the automotive space has to do with battery-electric cars.
  • You don’t need to make any major life changes to own one, and you don’t need to build out a major, nation-wide fast-charging network for them, either — a costly undertaking that Tesla has committed to, but that other automakers have tried to achieve through partnerships with charging providers to lower expenses and spread around the risk.
  • Prior to the latest wave of EVs, both real and planned, people who study transportation for a living or who have researched the impact of auto emissions on climate change thought that widespread hybridization would be the way to go.