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Posted on Tue, Jan 12, 2010 : 6:05 a.m.

Electric vehicle transition presents need for education at Detroit auto show

By Nathan Bomey

The 2010 Detroit auto show - still the world's most important automotive event - is filling another role this year: teacher.

Automakers are using auto show exhibits to teach consumers about electric vehicles, which need to be regularly recharged through wall outlets.

Electricity charging stations are ubiquitous at the show this year - a sign auto companies think consumers need to be educated about electric vehicles before they will understand and embrace the green technology.

In this video, business reporter Nathan Bomey reports on these efforts.

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