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Driving a 2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV from Virginia to Missouri, June 2017  [photo: Bill Massmann]Report: The electric car revolution will happen faster than expected Much of today's auto world is obsessed with a very important question: when will electric cars really take off? France will say au revoir to gas and diesel vehicles by 2040 Last summer, Paris banned older cars from its city center in an effort to reduce pollution. Now, France has...

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It amazes me what the French come up with. Banning cars older than 1997 is thought to help curb air pollution in the city. On paper this might sound like a good idea. They plan to stop selling gasoline or diesel within the city by 2040. So we are going to shove "zero emission" cars down your throats whether you like it or not. 

While this sounds all well and good. It ignores the current economics of battery vehicles. Yes, improvements will be made in battery life (e.g.  Miles between charges as well as cost to produce them). However, as I've breached before, I see no one stepping up and addressing the fundamental changes in infrastructure that are needed to support electric vehicles. This means rapid recharging stations, increase electrical grid capacity, etc. 

Without these lock step changes, Paris may well become a pedestrian city.

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