Daimler: The Dawning of the Age of Electric Cars

Talk to people in the auto industry, and you'll hear lots of reasons why electric cars are years away from practicality. But "those are just excuses," scoffs Tilo Schweers, director of Daimler's (DAI) electric Smart car test project. A fleet of battery-powered Smarts is already in use in London, he points out, and many of the feared drawbacks haven't materialized.

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