Electric car sales are skyrocketing, and set to continue apace. What awaits drivers and businesses in the new world of plug-in cars?
A growing number of communities, particularly in the San Francisco Bay area, are providing charging stations for electric vehicles. Photograph: Justin Gerdes
When an accident rendered my wife’s beloved 1987 Volvo station wagon unsalvageable earlier this year, there was a bright side to the loss: retiring the Volvo, our only car, gave us a chance to tackle a troublesome wedge of our household carbon footprint.