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Electric Cars

18 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 11 May 2009

Business Daily takes a cool, hard look at electric cars. With the help one of one of the world's most respected scientific organisations, we'll calculate whether electric vehicles are actually any greener than ordinary cars.

All around London at the moment, strange posts on the side of the road are appearing. It turns out that they are where electric cars can be re-charged. And these electric cars are also increasingly in abundance, strange-looking squat vehicles that whizz around.

On top of that, the governments in Britain and Germany are offering cash to people who switch to electric. But, are these schemes as green as they seem, particularly if the electricity comes from a coal fired power station far away?



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