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"The era of oil and gas and petrochemicals is not over, but the era of electric transport is also coming in. The world is changing and if our customers’ needs are changing, we have to change with them,” said Shell CEO Ben van Beurden.
Electric compact cars sold in 2014 are now worth only 23% of their original sticker price, compared with 41% for comparable combustion vehicles. Accordingly, U.S. drivers now lease almost 80% of battery electric vehicles and 55% of plug-in hybrids.
In addition to making batteries more powerful to extend the driving range of single-owner cars, manufacturers will also need to develop devices that can withstand the rigors of near-constant driving and short-range trips.