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Japan racing to develop electric cars

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Zero-emission vehicles not to be a novel concept for long

TOKYO: “Please erase your image of electric cars being like golf carts,” a spokesman for Japan’s fourth-biggest automaker said before taking a zero-emission vehicle out for a spin.

As mass-produced electric cars come closer to reality, their makers are trying to polish the image of what experts say could be a hard sell in the current recession. Read More »Japan racing to develop electric cars