The Electric Race from Extraordinary to Ordinary

How a quest for a ten-fold improvement in batteries promises to make electric vehicles deliver on their remarkable potential.The din that accompanied the birth of modern electric vehicles has quieted, despite a steady parade of new models and the ascent of gas prices to worrisome highs. The relative quiet is good news though, a sign that electric vehicles (EVs) are entering a critical period when the technology must evolve from exotic to everyday.Recall that just a year an a half ago, waves of media buzz greeted the successive unveiling of Tesla's Sportster, Nissan's Leaf and GM's Chevy Vol...

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