The fast-approaching threat to the energy sector

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Electric vehicle (EV) development is following an S-curve which continues to advance the expected change from internal-combustion-engine vehicles to EVs. While the precise timing of the transition is unclear, the Mackenzie Canadian Growth Team is concerned about its structural impact on the energy sector. As a result, we are limiting exposure to the energy sector.

Battery costs and maximum driving range are the primary barriers stopping the full change-over from vehicles with internal combustion engines to electric automobiles. At the current rate of advance, the shift is happening more quickly than anticipated.

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