Uncertain Future For This Industry's Biggest Trend

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The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which industrials editor/analyst Brendan Byrnes and retail editor/analyst Austin Smith discuss topics across the investing world.

Electric vehicles were once thought to be the future for the automotive industry, but now some are having doubts. Chevy's Volt has seen very disappointing sales, and now we even hear of some dealerships refusing to take Volts. What does this mean for EVs in the future and for the major automakers?

Editor's note: Tesla's Model X will make its debut, not be released, on Feb. 9.

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At the time this article was published Austin Smith has no positions in the stocks mentioned above. Brendan Byrnes owns shares of Ford. The Motley Fool owns shares of Ford.Motley Fool newsletter services recommendFord, General Motors, and Tesla Motors. Try any of our Foolish newsletter servicesfree for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe thatconsidering a diverse range of insightsmakes us better investors. The Motley Fool has adisclosure policy.

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