Electric vehicles: The 3 main factors holding back sales

Electric vehicle sales are increasing, but the transition to cleaner transport may not be happening fast enough to meet climate targets. Image: Unsplash/Robert Linder

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Annual global electric vehicles sales could reach 10.6 million in 2022. Image:


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A graphic showing how a lack of charging stations replaced high upfront cost as the top inhibitor to purchase electric vehicles.
The main obstacle to electric vehicle uptake is a lack of charging infrastructure. Image: EY

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The average electric vehicles range has more than doubled in the last decade. Image: Visual Capitalist.

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