Europe Needs Affordable Electric Cars, But No Sign Of One Yet

European carmakers must develop an affordable electric car, but they are heading down the blind alley of trying to expensively mirror the all-round abilities of traditional cars, rather than producing battery vehicles for the mass market.

And they run the risk of losing sales to Chinese vehicles like the Baojun E.

European Union regulations favoring electric vehicles mean that by 2030, internal combustion engine (ICE) cars will be too expensive for buyers on regular incomes. Unless there is a drastic improvement in the affordability of electric vehicles, this will leave a huge number of people unable to afford a car.