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Will Electric Cars Soon Take over America’s Roads?

The University of Houston looked into the state of electric vehicles.

Greg Bean, executive director of UH’s Gutierrez Energy Management Institute, expects the cost of electric vehicles to match that of gasoline-powered ones within the next five years.

Electric cars are becoming more popular. But what needs to happen before they overtake the number of gasoline-powered vehicles?

The Gutierrez Energy Management Institute at the University of Houston recently hosted a symposium and published a white paper on the topic.

The institute's executive director, Greg Bean, says several trends are coming together to benefit the growth of electric vehicles.

Click on the audio above to listen to the interview.

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Florian Martin

Florian Martin

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Florian Martin is currently the News 88.7 business reporter. Florian’s stories can frequently be heard on other public radio stations throughout Texas and on NPR nationwide. Some of them have earned him awards from Texas AP Broadcasters, the Houston Press Club, National Association of Real Estate Editors, and Public Radio...

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