The Electric Car Market: Not Fully Charged

Large and niche automakers alike are declaring the electric car the vehicle of the future. But it's unlikely that many drivers will be plugging them in soon
A man shows the usage of a RWE charging device for a SMART electric car at the Frankfurt auto show. Miguel Villagran/Getty Images

At the Frankfurt Auto Show this month, electric cars are the new black. Everyone from BMW (BMWG.DE) to an Atlanta startup called Wheego Electric Cars is trotting out an electric model or two, boasting of their ample features and unique promise.

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