General Motors: “Three problems hinder the popularity of electric vehicles”November 29, 2019
GM President Mark Reis claims: people will not start mass buying electric cars until manufacturers make them cheaper and provide a longer range. Journalists suspect the company of black PR.
General Motors President Mark Reis wrote a note for CNN in which he shared his views on the future of electric vehicles. Like top managers of some other automakers, he believes that the industry is currently not ready for a complete rejection of cars with internal combustion engines.
The flight names three problems that prevent electric cars from becoming mainstream. This is a high cost, a short range on a single charge and a lack of infrastructure for charging.
However, General Motors is ready to remove these obstacles in the coming years. For example, in 2020, the company plans to release a new version of the Chevrolet Bolt EV with a range of about 400 km on a single charge.
In terms of cost, Race expects electric cars to be priced in line with traditional cars for ten years or even earlier.
According to Electrek, these statements should not be taken seriously, because they are just propaganda against electric vehicles. The publication notes that the cost and range of many modern electric cars are sufficient to compete on equal terms with gasoline and diesel cars.
The only real problem electric cars have is consumer prejudice. So, by the way, Ford bosses also think.
Electrek also recalls that General Motors is not coping with the implementation of plans for the release of new hydrogen and electric models. So the company can only rely on anti-advertising to neutralize competitors who are already actively producing and selling electric cars.
Volkswagen, by contrast, is confident in the brilliant future of electric cars. The turning point after which buying a car with an internal combustion engine will be a waste of money is already close.
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