Switch to electric would be costly

Charging plugs sit connected to a Volkswagen e-Golf electric automobile to an electric charging station outside the Volkswagen AG (VW) factory in Dresden, Germany, on Monday, April 3, 2017. Diesel cars popularity in Europe has been waning asVolkswagens emissions-test manipulation scandal, which emerged in late 2015, compoundedconcerns that pollutants from the fuel are outweighing the benefits of its lower CO2 emissions. Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

“IT’S going to be electrifying under the hood” (The Star, Aug 25) was an interesting read.

It is hoped that in five years’ time, Malaysian cars would go fully electric. And electric cars are also projected to cost less than conventional cars, according to a recent Bloomberg report.

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