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January 02, 2009

Selling Electric

One possibility car makers see to revive the ailing industry is building a new electric car. Wayne Goldman sees nothing new about that. Back in the 70s, Wayne designed and built an electric car that he drove for years. At one point, his car held the interest of Avis car rental, the Post Office and Exxon. It was perfect for city driving - powered by batteries and reaching a top speed of 45 mph.

For Wayne, the question is not whether the auto industry can invent a new electric car - it's whether we, as consumers, are ready to buy one.

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