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Electric cars: niche technology or the auto industry’s future?

Electric cars are currently considered a niche product and many experts have called their sales “disappointing” in comparison to cars with gasoline engines.

However, electric vehicles have slowly but surely increased their sales and mass appeal in the last few years. There is still an $8 to $35K difference in price between hybrids and conventional cars but this gap has continued to decrease, and more and more advantages of electric cars are becoming apparent (better performance, platform flexibility, and lower maintenance needs, just to name a few)

The gap in cost will keep electric cars as a niche for some time, but as more research and development is done on them, they could become the new standard for transportation in the near future.

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