What does the future hold for electric vehicles? It seems clear that electrification in some form--hybrid, plug-in hybrids, or all-electrics--will garner more and more market share. The big question is how quickly. The answer depends on so many factors, including consumer interest, oil prices, technology, and government policies. Here are some directions for future electric vehicles, including the electric super car such as this Mercedes SLS AMG E-Cell expected next year. One big advantage of all-electric vehicles is that their engines provide full torque instantly from its single gear. That means an electric motor will provide smooth, even, and generally peppy acceleration, even if it's not a supercar.
February 6, 2012 4:00 AM PST
Photo by: Mercedes-Benz
| Caption by: Martin LaMonica
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