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WESTERN EUROPE - Electric car sales - Stuck in starting blocks
Spark of bother for electric car makers
Published:Thu, 15 Mar 2012 16:48:42 GMT

Fanfare and drum rolls that surrounded almost anything to do with electric car technology these past two or so years - a sector widely portrayed as the single most important trend in Europe’s automotive industry future - were notably absent at this year’s Geneva autoshow.

Instead, yesterday’s technology - conventionally powered cars and in particular the industry’s latest breed of affordable ultra-low CO
2 derivatives – appears to have made an unexpected comeback.

Conventionally powered cars are suddenly re-emerging as both trendy and future-proof transport, to an extent not seen here for at least two or so years


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