Electric vehicles (EVs) have existed since the 19th century, but have been most prevalent in niche applications such as mobility scooters and forklifts.
Last year, for the first time ever in the UK, solar power generated more electricity than coal over the course of a month. In tandem, major advances in battery technology are delivering unprecedented energy-storage capabilities. Are we on the verge of a truly “disruptive” breakthrough? And, if so, who are the winners and losers likely to be?