IF WE’RE GOING to put the brakes on climate change, electric cars will be crucial. At least, that’s the general consensus: Get the heck out of that Hummer, and into something without an exhaust pipe.

At least seven countries plan to ban the sale of cars with internal combustion engines sometime in the next few decades, and the specter of losing out on markets like the UK, France, and most of all China (the world’s biggest car buyer) has pushed the auto industry to mobilize.

This week, Ford announced plans to introduce 24 electric or hybrid cars by 2022 (it also shared vague plans for a model called the Mach 1, which might be some sort of high performance SUV, to make that transition from your gas guzzler a little easier.) GM is already all-in on an electric future.

Read more: We Calculated the Potential Pitfalls of Electric Cars, in 5 Charts

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Published by Mike Rawson

Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future. He lives in London with a single android - a temperamental vacuum cleaner - but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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We Calculated the Potential Pitfalls of Electric Cars, in 5 Charts

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