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Why electric cars may be losing their spark

The auto industry is beginning to crank out more electric vehicles to challenge Tesla, but there's one big problem: not enough buyers.

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Why electric cars may be losing their spark
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    The big picture

    Sales aren't keeping up with that increased output.

    Unsold electric cars are piling up on dealer lots

    Unsold electric cars are piling up on dealer lots

    It's a "Field of Dreams" moment for automakers making big bets on electrification — they've built the cars, and now they're waiting for buyers to come.

    Between the lines

    When it comes to the push to deploy electric vehicles, only 40% favor phasing out the production of gas-powered cars and trucks starting in 2035.

    Go deeper

    Americans are keeping their vehicles longer than ever — good news for repair shops, but bad news for anyone expecting a rapid phase-out of gas-powered cars.

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