MADRID – Spain’s car buyers are rejecting replacement of their conventional internal-combustion-powered vehicles with electric vehicles, despite financial subsidies offered by the government, although they are showing some interest in hybrids. Some 9,174 hybrid vehicles, or 40% more than year-ago, were registered over the past 11 months, compared with 424 EVs. The Spanish government had hoped to have 2,000 electric cars on the road by the end of 2010 and as many as 20,000 ...

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