Electric cars pass a crucial tipping point in 23 countries

In 23 countries, 5% of new car sales are now powered only by electricity. If the trend continues, this decade will be remembered for doing for electric cars what the 1980s did for the microwave oven.
Photo: Anushree Fadnavis/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix
Photo: Anushree Fadnavis/Reuters/Ritzau Scanpix
By Tom Randall / Bloomberg

Convincing everyone to adopt a new technology can be a slog at first. The humble microwave oven, for example, took two decades of lukewarm sales to reach just a tenth of US households. But then came the 1980s, and quicker than you could say “Hot Pockets,” microwaves had spread to nearly every kitchen. 

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