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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.

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

Johnny Wood
Writer, Forum Agenda
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Annual global electric vehicles sales could reach 10.6 million in 2022. Image: EV-Volumes.com

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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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