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.
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In late 2019 Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced the carmaker would build a manufacturing plant in Grünheide near Berlin. Gigafactory 4 is to produce batteries and powertrains for up to 500,000 electric cars a year. But not everyone in Grünheide is glad.
The small northern German village of Sprakebüll has the country’s highest density of electric cars. The success of the electric vehicles and of a carsharing model in the village refutes the notion that electromobility concepts only work in cities.