The Promise and Problems of Electric Cars

Motley Fool commentator John Rosevear speculates on Earth Day weekend about why electric cars aren't taking off.

Published: 24-Apr-2012

They've been touted as the green future of transportation. Billions have been invested to bring them into being, by companies big and small and governments around the world. Rules have been rewritten, infrastructure reconsidered, lofty promises made.

Indeed, the powers that shape the cars that you and I drive are doing all they can to bring an electrified automotive future into being. There's just one big question that hasn't been answered, and on this Earth Day weekend it's worth pondering:

Will there be buyers for all of these electric cars?


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