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Which Electric Cars Will Be Winners in 2011?

Faith Merino offers breakdown of what the EVs of 2011 offer and which ones will take off.

Published: 06-Jan-2011

As Nissan, GM, Ford, and Coda roll out brand spankin’ new electric vehicles, 2011 is being hailed as the year of the electric car. Some are expressing doubt, however, about how well they will fare. The AP reported last week that only 10 Nissan Leafs have been sold within the previous two weeks and GM had sold between 250 and 350 Chevy Volts. The wait lists for the cars is 50,000 long and it could be months before the average Joe-Schmoe can walk into a car dealership and buy a car on the spot.

To get a better idea of what’s available and what’s to come, let’s break down the facts to see how each of the four major electric vehicles debuting this year might fare in the coming months.

Nissan Leaf

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