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December 4, 2008 3:59 PM

Could electric cars charge up struggling automakers?

Now that automakers are all busy gearing up to make electric vehicles, consumers should be getting a choice of roomy, speedy, gasoline-free models that charge up at a standard 110-volt socket. So when will those cars roll out of factories so plentifully that prices drop to what ordinary people can afford? That's the $64,000 question — or more.

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