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Slideshow: Why Automakers Are Rolling Out Electric Cars
12/5/2012

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Available on a lease basis in Oregon and California, the Honda Fit EV offers an 82-mile range and a three-hour recharge time for its 20-kWh battery.   (Source: Honda)
Available on a lease basis in Oregon and California, the Honda Fit EV offers an 82-mile range and a three-hour recharge time for its 20-kWh battery.
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tekochip   12/5/2012 7:52:50 AM
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The most valid point is that you want to be doing your development work when your competitors are doing their development work.  It would be disastrous to start development on a new technology after your competitor already has a product in the marketplace.


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