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More analysts expect mass adoption of electric cars soon

Research group predicts these cars will become cost-competitive by 2030

Charging infrastructure is a potential barrier for electric cars. Although cities are starting to build thousands of public charging stations, it still takes longer to charge an electric vehicle than it does to refuel a conventional car at the pump.

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AS the world's carmakers place larger bets on electric vehicle technology, many industry analysts are debating a key question: How quickly can plug-in cars become mainstream?

The conventional view holds that electric cars will remain a niche product for many years, plagued...