25 Sep '12, 4pm

Sluggish Electric Car Market Forces Discounts and Cuts by GM, Toyota

25 Sep 2012: Sluggish Electric Car Market Forces Discounts and Cuts by GM, Toyota With electric vehicles still struggling to find a foothold in the mainstream market, General Motors has offered major discounts on its Chevrolet Volt to move cars off sales lots, and Toyota has scrapped plans For Electric Car Batteries, The Race for a Rapid Charge The amount of time it takes to recharge lithium-ion batteries has been a major impediment to consumer acceptance of electric vehicles. But, as Dave Levitan reports, researchers are working intensively to develop a battery that can recharge in 10 minutes and power a car for hundreds of miles. READ MORE for widespread sales of its new all-electric minicar. While GM reported a record-setting month for Volt sales in August, selling 2,800 cars, an Associated Press report found that the increase was due largely to discounts of nearly $10,...

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