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  1. Déjà? Are Hybrids Already Passé?

    Plugs are definitely vogue at this week's Mondial de l'Automobile in Paris. So where does the hybrid vehicle fit into the picture? It may not, according to Renault. The French carmaker says that electric vehicles, not hybrids, are needed to deliver the emissions reductions that governments and customers demand. Renault says that it is engineering a pair of battery-powered electric vehicles (EVs), to be produced starting in …

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  2. Who Will Resurrect the Electric Car?

    Two years ago, the controversial documentary film "Who Killed the Electric Car?" caused quite a stir, with its claims that GM went out of its way to discredit and destroy the electric car it had developed, the EV1, preferring to keep its customers hooked on the gasoline engine. At the time, the director of Sony's electric car post-mortem, Chris Paine, hoped to follow it up with a documentary that he'd call, "Who Saved the Electric Car?" Evidently he gave up for lack of plausible protagonists. Perhaps it's time for him to take another look.

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  3. Who Will Resurrect the Electric Car?

    Two years ago, the controversial documentary film â''Who Killed the Electric Car?â'' caused quite a stir, with its claims that GM went out of its way to discredit and destroy the electric car it had developed, the EV1, preferring to keep its customers hooked on the gasoline engine. At the time, the director of Sonyâ''s electric car post-mortem, Chris Paine, hoped to follow it up with a documentary that heâ''d call, â''Who Saved the Electric Car?â'' Evidently he gave up for lack of plausible protagonists. Perhaps itâ''s time for him to take another look.

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