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Electric Vehicles Rev'ing Into the Future

Bill Chameide, Duke University's Dean of Nicholas School of the Environment reviews the e-drive offerings at the 2013 North American International Auto Show.

Published: 30-Jan-2013

They asked, "Who Killed the Electric Car?"

The answer could be: nobody.

The reviews on U.S. sales numbers for plug-in electric vehicles for 2012 were mixed. The total numbers soared to their highest levels ever, but still fell short of manufacturers' projections for the year. The lower-than-expected market penetration appears to be causing some manufacturers to pull back on the all-electric option in favor of plug-in hybrids. But the two big players in the electric vehicle market -- Nissan and General Motors -- appear to be doubling down on their bets.

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