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Nathan's column: Plugged in and way too quiet

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Bit by bit, volt by volt, extension cord by comically oversized extension cord, electric cars are gaining traction on American roads. As gas prices have climbed and technology has improved, the idea of ditching fossil fuels has become more acceptable to drivers.

These aren't the electric cars that showed up a generation ago. Those were tiny, underpowered boxes that were no fun to drive and, if I remember correctly, would zap random passersby with bolts of electricity.

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