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Detroit Auto Show Fosters Electric Car Battle

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Detroit Auto Show Fosters Electric Car Battle

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Detroit Auto Show Fosters Electric Car Battle

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Electric cars are the focus of this years show, says Jamie Kitman of Automobile Magazine. The question is — how do you make the battery viable? Madeleine Brand explores Chinese car makers' history of overblown claims and the best electric options coming out of the U.S.

Find out more about Chinese electric cars in this related article.

The presentations were pared down this year in Detroit, but not everyone was willing to give up the frills. Take a tour through the most creative, frugal and politically strategic reveals. hide caption

Practicality Almost Reigns In Detroit
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