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Despite a push for greener technologies across the board, consumers have been relatively slow to adopt electric cars here in the United States. In fact, only 1.5 million hybrids are currently on the roads in the country out of a total 250 million cars overall, while all-electric cars make up an even smaller amount that is more or less a rounding error when considering the overall car market. A major reason for this slow transition, in addition to the weak economy, has been the prohibitively expensive cost of these new vehicles. The difference between a hybrid version and the traditional one for the same make and model of a car is generally $5,000 if not more, depending on the quality and type of product in question, making it an easy choice for the cost-conscious consumer. [click to continue…]

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