Attitudes on Electric Avenue Show How Far We Have Yet to Go

Visitors to electric car exhibit were fascinated by the new technology, but said there were still a lot of unanswered questions about convenience, finding places to plug in and battery life.

Published: 18-Jan-2010

Nina Broaden spent hours on Electric Avenue at the 2010 North American International Auto Show Sunday in hopes of finding an environmentally friendly car to suit what she describes as her green lifestyle.

But sticker shock quickly set in as Broaden learned that many of the offerings were out of her price range.

"I liked a lot of the cars especially the Ford Escape Hybrid, but I can't spend $30,000 on a car right now," said Broaden, 31, of Ann Arbor who works in retail.

She's leaning instead toward the Honda Civic Hybrid-priced at almost $24,000.


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