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Speed Bumps Slow Electric Vehicles

A BEV’s size and range are determined by the weight 
of batteries it needs to carry. Credit: babimu/Adobe

A BEV’s size and range are determined by the weight of batteries it needs to carry. Credit: babimu/Adobe

By Evan Gray

How much can electric vehicles reduce Australia’s carbon emissions, and what are the factors limiting the transition from Australia’s fleet of conventional combustion engines?

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