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Electric Vehicles Try to Prove Necessity and Speed

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January 13, 2014
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The electric vehicles at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas had a few things to prove. From an electric scooter designed to carry cargo to a Formula E racing car that can go 150 mph, these cars are out to prove they are as good as their fossil fed counterparts. Lit Motors out of San Francisco designed the Kubo, a cargo scooter that goes on sale in the summer, while Formula E bragged that its sexy race car that can reach 100 in three seconds.


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