A boost in electric vehicle manufacturing has occured due to advances in batteries and energy management. But the cars are still far too expensive to become a major hit.
Incentives by governments in some nations are meant to facilitate the development and use of electric cars. This page collates recent DW content on the topic.
DW Business reporter Joachim Eggers drives a Tesla 1,500 kilometers across Norway, where 42 percent of all new vehicle registrations are for electric cars. Tax incentives, cheap hydroelectricity and free charging at abundant charging stations are powering the transition.
Shares in electric car maker Tesla were up almost 8 percent in after-hours trading. This after the company's CEO Elon Musk said the company WOULD be able to meet its aggressive production targets for its new Model 3. It costs around 35,000 dollars - less than half of the company's previous models - and is being seen as a major step towards serving a much bigger market.