PHOTO CAPTION: Cadillac ELR electric hybrid drive train.

Nissan, GM Continue to Make the Case for Electric Cars

Both carmakers used the 2013 North American Auto Show in Detroit to 'service notice' that they are in the electric car business for the long haul.

Published: 19-Jan-2013

DETROIT — The greenest cars on the market — electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids — have attracted very few buyers so far.

But instead of scaling back, major automakers are eager to bring more battery-powered models to their showrooms.

Two of the biggest producers, General Motors and Nissan, served notice at the annual Detroit auto show that they are in the electric-car business for the long haul.


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