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PHOTO CAPTION: Ford Focus EV delivers 76 miles driving range for Floridian Andrew Frey.

Plug-In Cars Playing Catch-Up with Hybrid Models

Jenny Staletovich recounts the sales trajectory of electric cars like the Ford Focus EV compared to hybrids that were introduced some fourteen years ago.

Published: 04-Mar-2013

Last fall, Andrew Frey, a local apartment developer with an interest in sustainable building, made the decision to look for a new car. The hybrid he’d been driving was not coming close to the mileage he anticipated and he had a new baby boy. So he set himself a goal.

“I was going to the cutting edge,” he said. “Nobody out there could say they had a more fuel efficient car than me.”

Then he did what many of us to do when we need to answer a pressing question. He Googled it.

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