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.
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Nordic countries are often seen as very environmentally friendly. Norway, for example, is the undisputed leader in electric cars. But the region's auto industry got a shock recently when two researchers went on a mystery shopping tour of 80 car dealers across Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Iceland. More often than not they were told not to buy electric models. Nik Martin reports.
On today's program: Two EU member states slip down the World Press Freedom Index - Turkey: the world’s biggest jailer of journalists – May ’68 and today’s protests in France -The glam and the grumbles at NATO's new HQ – Proposed penalties for EU member states - Italy's first Museum of Fascism - A month commemorating Napoleon - The perks and privileges for driving electric cars in Norway.