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Slideshow: Spotlight on Plug-In Vehicles
4/16/2013

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The Fiat 500e, unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November, is the firstretail electric car in Chrysler's 87-year history.(Source: Chrysler Group)
The Fiat 500e, unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November, is the first
retail electric car in Chrysler's 87-year history.
(Source: Chrysler Group)

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Charles Murray
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Re: Electric inside and out
Charles Murray   4/16/2013 6:11:50 PM
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Good point, Rob. The customers aren't there yet. And for the reasons you cite, I'm getting a strong feeling that the winds are changing. A lot of electric cars and plug-ins are coming out now because it takes three to four to five years to design, develop and produce a car. Four years ago, EV optimism was in the air. I'm not feeling it now, though.

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apresher   4/16/2013 3:45:41 PM
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Excellent slide show and interesting look at this market space.  Really like the design of the Tesla Model X.  Thanks.

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Elizabeth M   4/16/2013 12:27:09 PM
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I agree with Rob, it's great to get a closer look at these vehicles and see what the latest designs for them are. Hopefully the diversity will start to bring in those customers that Rob mentioned. I think the trend is on its way up, though, according to market research. At least customers now have a big of choice as well.

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Rob Spiegel   4/16/2013 9:41:06 AM
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Impressive slideshow, Chuck. It's interesting to see both the outside and the inside of these vehicles. Clearly automakers are committed to designing and producing EVs. Now all we need are the customers.

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