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PHOTO CAPTION: Chevrolet Volt in front of Detroit Yacht Club. Photo: EV World

Detroit Carmakers Face Electric Car Challenges

BBC business report Jorn Madslien talks with key auto industry executives during recent Detroit Auto Show.

Published: 17-Jan-2011

Arriving at the Detroit Yacht Club on Belle Isle feels like completing a journey back in time.

The club house, with its large, formal rooms and oak panelled corridors, offers a reminder of a time when Detroit was an economic powerhouse, built around a buoyant motor industry.

Those days are long gone, however, with Detroit and Michigan only now recovering after years of suffering a single-state recession.

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