This Rev­o­lu­tion Will Be Slow

A time­line of elec­tric cars past, present, and fu­ture

Sharp - - CARS - By Matt Bub­bers

DON’T BE­LIEVE THE HYPE. The elec­tric car rev­o­lu­tion will hap­pen, just not as fast as you’ve been led to be­lieve. It’s al­ready been more than 100 years in the mak­ing. Re­cently, Tesla launched elec­tric cars back into the main­stream, but other au­tomak­ers are bid­ing their time, wait­ing un­til the tech­nol­ogy and in­fras­truc­ture can meet the de­mands of more driv­ers. Bat­ter­ies are get­ting bet­ter and charg­ing is get­ting faster, but there’s still a long way to go. Here’s where we stand right now — and where we’re headed.

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