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SURVIVING THE CRUNCH

Greener pastures? How electric vehicles’ future looks in other countries

SURVIVING THE CRUNCH: These cars are scarce and expensive everywhere!

David Welch

Spiking petrol prices have increased Americans’ monthly bills to fuel popular vans and SUVs by hundreds of dollars, leading more consumers to kick the tyres on electric vehicles.

There’s just one problem: there aren’t many such wheels to boot.

Electric vehicles are in short supply in US showrooms that have struggled to rebuild inventory of vehicles for more than a year, largely due to the global chip shortage. As of late last month, there were fewer than 2,200 Ford Mustang Mach-Es available in the US, according to Cox Automotive. Volkswagen had just over 1,000 ID.4 crossovers in stock, and Nissan’s supply of Leaf hatchbacks was at just 950 units...

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