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PHOTO CAPTION: German Chancellor Merkel plugs in electric smart car.

Where's the Power Going to Come From?

Electric and hybrid cars are a hot topic now, but another key question is: Where will the power for all those battery recharges come from in the future? Pictured is German Chancellor Merkel plugging in electric Smart car.

Published: 30-Nov-2008

The auto industry is increasingly buzzing with electric excitement.

Battery-driven minicars that are cheap to "fuel" already are on the streets of some European cities.

This month, Daimler AG announced a deal with German energy giant RWE to provide charging stations for electric cars in Berlin. Renault and Nissan have announced plans for electric car partnerships in Israel, Denmark and Portugal.

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