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Why electric cars are finally taking over

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We've known how to build electric cars since long before Tesla came around. And yet, for more than 100 years, we've largely relied on the internal combustion engine running on gasoline to get us from A to B. But that's changing – faster than we might expect. DW Planet A explores the history of EVs and what we still need to solve for.

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We can save the world. Speed and Scale shows us how to unlock a cleaner, healthier and safer future by laying out a roadmap that will get us to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. How’s it going to work? We need to electrify transportation, decarbonize the grid, fix food, protect nature, clean up industry and remove carbon. To learn how we’re going to do all that - and to learn how you can take action now - explore this page.

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