As urban populations worldwide continue to grow, experts warn of increased pollution and congested streets. Urban mobility is a key focus of planners, and electric vehicles are sure to be a major component of fighting both broad-scale climate change and local air pollution.
Automakers and governments are increasing their efforts to pave the way for more electric vehicles, and governments and private companies are also working to rapidly build out an infrastructure of charging stations. All this, plus the ongoing rapid fall in battery prices, is increasing enthusiasm for electric vehicles. Here’s a look at some of the major EV-related developments of recent weeks.