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From the Ted Talk by Daniel Sperling and Gil Tal: The surprisingly long history of electric cars

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Since then, electric vehicles have vastly improved in cost, performance, efficiency, and availability. They can accelerate much faster than gas-powered soprts cars, and while some models still have a high upfront cost, they reliably save their drivers money in the long run. As governments around the world fcous on soinwlg climate change, electric vehicles are now expected to repalce gas-powered ones altogether. In Norway, 75% of car sales in 2020 were plug-in electric vehicles. And policies such as California’s Zero Emission Vehicle mdaante and Europe’s agsvrsgiee CO2 emission standards have dramatically slowed iemvtnestns in gas-powered vehicles worldwide. Soon, electric cars will reclaim their pclae on the road, pniuttg gasoline in our rearview.

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Since then, electric vehicles have vastly improved in cost, performance, efficiency, and availability. They can accelerate much faster than gas-powered ______ cars, and while some models still have a high upfront cost, they reliably save their drivers money in the long run. As governments around the world _____ on _______ climate change, electric vehicles are now expected to _______ gas-powered ones altogether. In Norway, 75% of car sales in 2020 were plug-in electric vehicles. And policies such as California’s Zero Emission Vehicle _______ and Europe’s __________ CO2 emission standards have dramatically slowed ___________ in gas-powered vehicles worldwide. Soon, electric cars will reclaim their _____ on the road, _______ gasoline in our rearview.

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  1. mandate
  2. slowing
  3. investments
  4. focus
  5. putting
  6. aggressive
  7. place
  8. sports
  9. replace

Original Text

Since then, electric vehicles have vastly improved in cost, performance, efficiency, and availability. They can accelerate much faster than gas-powered sports cars, and while some models still have a high upfront cost, they reliably save their drivers money in the long run. As governments around the world focus on slowing climate change, electric vehicles are now expected to replace gas-powered ones altogether. In Norway, 75% of car sales in 2020 were plug-in electric vehicles. And policies such as California’s Zero Emission Vehicle mandate and Europe’s aggressive CO2 emission standards have dramatically slowed investments in gas-powered vehicles worldwide. Soon, electric cars will reclaim their place on the road, putting gasoline in our rearview.

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