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US electric car market full of spark

PLUGGED IN:Lifetime operating costs of US$6,000 more than fossil-fuel vehicles and battery fires do not seem to have deterred the prospective buyers of all-electric cars

AFP, DETROIT, MICHIGAN

“The customer experience is very important to us,” said Marie, noting the Fit EV has a range of only 132km.

And Nissan is committed to opening a new assembly plant for its all-electric vehicles in Smyrna, Tennessee, later this year. The project is being financed with US$2 billion of loan guarantees from the US Department of Energy.

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