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Does it make sense to invest in electric vehicle startups? That is a question that only the individual investor can answer for him or herself. Nonetheless, our friend Jim Motavalli tries to provide a bit of guidance on the subject even though investing in an emerging segment like electric cars, where success is still far from assured.

As with any other area, the early adopters of electric vehicles are extremely enthusiastic about the cars and sweep aside any concerns about range anxiety, battery durability or cost. However, we can't know how more mainstream consumers will accept this nascent segment until there are tens of thousands on the road, something that will happen in the next two to three years. Take a look at Motavalli's analysis and let us know what you think.

[Source: BNet]

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