Electric cars are charging into the marketplace Los Angeles Times

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Electric cars are charging the marketplace

With the Chevrolet and Nissan Leaf available by end, shoppers will for the time be faced with that include whether want a gas-powered car.

Motors Co. this month start shipping its Chevrolet which uses a gas engine to electricity when the batteries run It will be available for sale in By year’s end, Nissan Co. will launch its Leaf, is powered only by batteries.

will come out with an version of its Focus compact car year.

Many of the new generation vehicles will be on display at the Los Auto Show, which to the public Friday at the Los Angeles Center. Other alternative-fuel such as Honda’s hydrogen-powered FCX also will be showcased.

Electric vehicles are finally and not an RD project, said Mark a partner at Young.

This of new-technology cars comes a century of reliance on gasoline engine vehicles.

More a century ago, cars ran on all of fuels and strange mechanisms: cars on giant springs, burning something similar to balls, and vehicles on steam, and a variety of petroleum products.

fuels eventually won that because gasoline was stuffed energy and was convenient to transport and

Still, everyone from tinkerers to automakers has toyed electric cars in recent particularly during times of gas prices. But they never on because battery technology the range of the cars and oil prices receded, making electric comparatively too expensive.

Now, improvements in battery pollution concerns and fears of gas prices have given new to alternative-fuel vehicles.

In the coming consumers will have to doing more than deciding whether they a sedan or a sport-utility vehicle.

will have to consider for the time how they want new car powered, and that will new questions: What’s less per mile — gasoline or electricity? How far can I go on a How much more will it me to purchase a green car?

The are changing and in a way everything is up in the air again like it was more than 100 ago, said Leslie curator of the Petersen Automotive

The eco-friendly profile is enough to Barbara Odza, a graphic from West Los Angeles, to the switch from gasoline to She is buying a black Nissan for about $20,000 after and state tax incentives, and expects to get the car in

The cost of the charger and its home along with a portable unit for faster powering, add $3,700 to the price tag. But costs could actually be like $1,000 after government credits and other programs, she estimates.


I’ve waiting for a long time for to develop an electric vehicle an average person can use every day as a car, Odza said. the right direction to go for the environment and the

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Driving the Leaf will more effort than the C30 she is giving up. When you get off the freeway gasoline available all over the You don’t have to be as meticulous the planning as you do with the electric where the infrastructure doesn’t yet

Rodney Sardena of Cerritos has all of questions and is balking at making the

Why pay a premium for an electric vehicle his 2000 Chevy S-10 runs just fine? long charging times be an What will replacement cost?

Will there be public charging stations, and there be lines?

The massage therapist likes the of electric vehicles, but plans to a few years while the market itself out and the charging infrastructure

If you’re someone who’s to gassing up at the last moment, who about things like savings, how are you going to remember to track of the charging? he asks. looking for a car that’s good for the but also practical and something makes sense.

Electric car know the issues that Sardena pause.

Setting up the infrastructure for electric car owners is to take time, said Ed director of electric transportation at California Edison.

Literally single customer is going to be Kjaer said.

Electrical contractors are partnering local utilities to install charging systems, which need building and safety Older homes might electrical panel upgrades.

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