Uncertain Future For This Industry's Biggest Trend

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.

General Motors could wait a while before reinstating its dividend, but if you don't want to wait to add some high-yielders to your portfolio, we've got you covered. The Motley Fool has compiled a special FREE report outlining our 11 favorite and dependable dividend-paying stocks. It's called "Secure Your Future With 11 Rock-Solid Dividend Stocks." You can access your complimentary copy today at no cost! Just click here to discover the winners we've picked.

At the time thisarticle 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.

Copyright © 1995 - 2012 The Motley Fool, LLC. All rights reserved. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.