PHOTO CAPTION: Chevrolet Spark EV will sell for under $25K after federal tax credit in USA.

2013 Prediction: More Electric Car Models, Lower Prices

2012 LA Auto Show sees introduction of under-$30K electric cars from Fiat and Chevrolet due out in 2013.

Published: 17-Dec-2012

The electric car has already gone through so much—from being pumped up as a game changer to all but being declared a flop—that it’s easy to forget the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf have only been widely available to the public since 2011.

Even as sales for these two plug-in pioneers have fallen well short of projections, automakers aren’t giving up on electric cars. What’s more, as more new-model EVs hit the market, the entire segment should have more appeal for drivers. Reporting from the Los Angeles Auto Show a couple of weeks ago, the Los Angeles Times noted:

Don’t be surprised to see a decline in electric car prices over the next several months.


President Obama inspects Chevrolet Volt at GM's Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant.

Center for American Progress' Daniel J. Weiss and Jackie Weidman explain why the USA needs to "pave the road for 21st century vehicles."

Aptera 2e prototype; company closed its doors late in 2011.

2011 has seen the production globally of some 50,000 electric cars, but it's also been a bumpy road, reports USA Today.

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