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It's a long road before plug-in vehicles reach mainstream

It's a long road before plug-in vehicles reach mainstream

The year 2012 is looking like a huge one for the introduction of electric vehicles. This includes cars that are fully electric, like the Nissan Leaf, and those that are plug-in hybrids, much like the Chevrolet Volt, which operates as a plug-in electric but also has a gasoline engine.

In this year's State of the Union address, President Barack Obama reaffirmed his desire for there to be 1 million advanced-technology vehicles on U.S. roads by 2015.

Anyone could be forgiven for thinking that electric vehicles have gone mainstream. But, in reality, we are not there yet.

"They are plausible because they are already in the market. They are feasible because you can...

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