This information appeared in the MIT Technology Review dated 10-12-2016. The future of the motor car may be electric, but ensuring that’s the case will still require tough policy decisions. A new report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance and McKinsey & Company reaffirms what MIT Technology Review has said in the past: by 2030, electric vehicles will be a dominant mode of transport. But while a cursory look around the Paris Motor Show and recent proclamations by BMW may suggest that such a future is inevitable, the new report warns that governments "may want to anticipate these new mobility models by crafting regulations consistent with consumer-friendly technological developments." Europe is already setting a strong example. A new draft EU directive, expected to be enacted 2019, will demand that every new or refurbished house in Europe will have to have an electric vehicle charging point. And Germany’s federal council, the Bundesrat, has passed a resolution to ban the internal combustion engine by 2030. Other countries and cities will have to follow suit.