The Future of Automobiles: It’s Electrifying!

Automakers want you to get excited about electric vehicles, but are EVs ready to go mainstream?

PronkoMaybe you’ve seen the “JetStones” TV commercial that uses the Flintstone’s and the Jetsons’ theme songs to con­trast two drivers stopped at a traffic light — one in a dull “prehistoric” gaso­line compact and the other in a shiny new Chevy Bolt EV. The narrator says, “With instant acceleration, electric cars are more fun to drive and more afford­able than ever.” As the light turns green and the “George” leaves “Fred” in the dust, we hear the tagline: Electric cars are here. Plug into the pr...

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