30 Sep '16, 6pm

Electric Cars Reclaim Limelight at 2016 Paris Motor Show:

Electric Cars Reclaim Limelight at 2016 Paris Motor Show:

The year 2009 was a turning point for electric cars. It was the time right before actual battery-powered vehicles would go on sale—with major automakers rushing to show their embrace of the technology. At the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, there were no fewer than 42 electric cars and plug-in hybrids on display . How many those plug-in vehicles ever made it to American showrooms? Three—the Tesla Model S, Ford Focus Electric and Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid. Now, as the auto industry embraces a new wave of modern EVs—this time with longer range cars aimed at mass consumer acceptance—automakers are once again using a major European car show to show off their potential plug-in wares. The 2016 Paris Motor Show, which starts this week, will highlight newfound religion about electrics with about 24 EVs on display. The most prominent unveiling will be Volkswagen’s I.D. concept—an EV w...

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