A Mainstream Push For Electric Cars The first mass-produced electric vehicles ever sold in the United States will begin to hit auto showrooms by year end. But the U.S. still has a shortage of charging stations. Meanwhile, clean-tech investors from Silicon Valley are pouring funds into emerging electric car industry.
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A Mainstream Push For Electric Cars

The first mass-produced electric vehicles will hit showrooms in the united States by year end.

Tesla Motors plans to use a former Toyota-GM joint venture factory in California to build its Model S electric sedan. Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A power cable from a vehicle charging station is seen plugged into the side of a Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid in San Francisco.  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption

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