Electric cars are coming – the only question is how soon

Electric cars will soon become cheaper and more attractive than their internal combustion predecessors, market observers project. However, the number of obstacles along the road to that future is a more difficult matter to predict. Norway is already experiencing the electric car effect.

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It began with forklifts and golf carts. Now an entire industry is emerging for electric vehicles – and it is growing fast, says CEO Lars Barkler from lithium battery operating system developer Lithium Balance. 

"Globally, the number of produced electric cars is doubled every year. It started out from almost nothing but is now beginning to accelerate. Many prognoses have shown up over the last ten years claiming the development will soon decline. However, we are now at the point when things are really starting to move. We can read that from the figures, and we can see it from our own growth," says Barkler.

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