Not All Carmakers Sold in Electric Cars

The biggest challenge has been developing a battery powerful enough and relatively small enough to propel car safely and reliably.

Published: 20-Jan-2009

The annual parade of new cars and trucks at the North American International Auto Show turned deeper into eco-friendly territory this year.

Trucks and SUVs were in the background, while smaller cars, hybrids and flex-fuel vehicles took prime spots at automakers’ displays in Detroit.

But it was the push for electric-powered vehicles that made the biggest headlines.

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