EU´s transition to electric cars faces challenges ahead: Report

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Experts are concerned about the lack of infrastructure in European countries to support EU´s move of only selling electric cars after 2035 

The European Union´s decision to restrict the sale of petrol and diesel cars by 2035, is set to create major difficulties. According to a report by Euronews, on Monday, November 21, experts have warned that the transition to support only electric cars in the EU will face major infrastructural challenges.  

The report states that experts are concerned about several different factors that need to be in place to achieve this transition. This includes charging infrastructure, access to the raw materials and keeping mobility affordable, all of which still require to be built on.  

Aside from this, the green energy infrastructure also needs to be in place for this move to be sustainable, the experts suggest. The report adds, there will be challenges for providers of electricity as new demand created by hundreds of millions of new electric cars will require billions of additional kilowatts of energy to recharge.  

The report also states, according to estimates by the European Commission, more than half a trillion euros will required to modernise Europe´s energy grid.


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