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Pros and Cons of Buying An Electric Car

Marshall Kaplan enumerates the issues confronting people looking to buy an electric car.

Published: 07-Dec-2012

I've had a series of discussions with some bright and successful people in Orange County who have looked seriously at electric cars. Some own them. Some want them. Some are skeptical about them.

Electric vehicles will play a key role in the nation's quest for reduced dependency on imported oil and, indeed, oil in general, and they hold out the promise that we can dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But they are not yet ready for prime time. Here are some issues that prevent widespread use.

1. The costs

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