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Forty years is a long, long time from now, so making predictions about the state of the world in 2050 is a pretty easy thing to do. Who's going to remember to fact check you? Nobody, that's who. Still, it's worth noting that Shell chief executive Peter Voser said yesterday that he expects plug-in vehicles to make up up to 40 percent of the global car market in 2050. That means Royal Dutch Shell is somehow preparing for an estimated 800 million electric vehicles at that time (Voser said the compa

Shell has stated its preference for hydrogen and biofuels in the past. What they haven't gone out of their way to do, though, was to aggravate electric vehicle fans by dismissing their powertrain of choice. Royal Dutch Shell CEO, Jereoen van der Veer, has filled in that little oversight yesterday in Germany. Speaking to the Associated Press, van der Veer said that, "My milkman used to drive around in electric cars a long time ago ... What's new?" He then said that EVs require too much infrastruc