Take-up of pure electric cars has been slow, but it is growing, and it is the immediate future, even if some argue that hydrogen is still the ultimate answer. Next year a flurry of plug-in hybrid and pure electric cars come to market from the vast majority of manufacturers (a few, like Mazda, don’t introduce their hybrid systems for a couple more years). The new arrivals will have better battery capacity, meaning a longer range (the Hyundai Kona EV does 300 miles in real-world conditions, which puts it on a par with some petrol models), as well as cheaper costs and better residuals.
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