PARIS--Although overshadowed by the flood of hybrids, electric vehicles are winning converts at the world's automakers.
No gasoline backup engine. No onboard generator. And, their advocates add, no emissions.
At last week's Paris auto show, automakers showed off the new wave of electric cars.
True, some were from tiny companies, and some were enhanced golf carts made to putter around gated communities. But Nissan, Mitsubishi, Subaru, Smart and coachbuilder Heuliez showed vehicles designed for general use.
Though electrics won't hit the mainstream for several years, proponents fiercely argue that they will eventually win significant market share.
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