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The Road to Electric Cars is Jammed, But Who Knows Where It Leads?

Where to plug in on trips? Who will pay the higher price tag that comes with many models?

Published: 13-Jan-2010

The road for electric vehicles is starting to get jammed -- and no one’s sure where it leads.

Every major automaker at the Detroit auto show this week offered some flavor of electric-drive vehicle, with several start-ups, such as Commuter Cars from Spokane, Wash., jostling for attention, too.

While some were concepts, a handful of the models are to go into production this year, including BYD of China’s all-electric e6. A few others, such as minicars made by South Korea’s CT&T United, already are on the road in California.

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