Electric Cars: A Win for Auto Industry and Electric Utilities

Reid Smith offers his analysis of recent rollout of electric vehicles at the 2011 North American International Auto Show.

Published: 17-Jan-2011

At this week’s Detroit Auto Show, electric vehicles are on top. Two of the year’s highest-rated cars are electric. The plug-in hybrid electric Chevy Volt was awarded this year’s “Car of the Year,” just beating out the all-electric Nissan LEAF.

But regardless of which car wins, the message is clear: electric cars are generating a lot of excitement.

It’s not just the auto industry that will benefit. The EV industry offers growth to other industries as well, including the energy efficiency sector.

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