5 Problems Standing in the Way of Electric Vehicle Adoption

Full disclosure: We like electric vehicles. We’re happy to share how they can be cheaper to insure than gas cars, which are the most efficient, and how dubious Wall Street “analysis” can serve to confuse issues in the industry. We’re also realists. We know that if everything was glorious in the EV universe then every driver in America would own one and oil companies would be going out of business. With the arrival of the Chevrolet Bolt EV concept and Tesla’s Model 3 expected a few years down the road, it seems like a good time to take stock of the situation in the industry. What are the issues holding back the widespread adoption of electric vehicles in 2015? Here are five things that stand in the way.