When Will Electric Vehicles Spark Buyers?

Electric and hybrid vehicles made a lot of news at this month's International CES in Las Vegas and the big auto show in Detroit. There's reason for optimism: While it took eight years for the category to reach a 2% market share in the U.S., since October of 2011 that figure has almost doubled.

At CES, Motley Fool analyst Rex Moore was able to chat with Ford's (NYSE: F  ) Mike Tinskey about all things electric. Interestingly, Tinskey says the competition is far from a cutthroat -- instead, most manufacturers are working somewhat cooperatively, hoping to see the category grow exponentially in the years to come. See part one of the interview in the video below.

Ford has been performing incredibly well as a company over the past few years -- it's making good vehicles, is consistently profitable, recently reinstated its dividend, and has done a remarkable job paying down its debt. The stock has recently taken off, and it appears investors have started to notice what Ford is doing right. Does this create an incredible buying opportunity, or are there hidden risks with the stock that investors need to know about? To answer that, one of our top equity analysts has compiled a premium research report with in-depth analysis on whether Ford is a buy right now, and why. Simply click here to get instant access to this premium report.


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  • Report this Comment On January 30, 2013, at 5:22 PM, JPWhiteHome wrote:

    I'm puzzled why you'd pick Ford as an example of Electric Vehicle viability. They have come the party somewhat late and the Focus EV has sold very few copies.

    Their plug-in hybrid's look most promising.

    I'm also puzzled that Mike Tinsley quotes hat Nissan as being in agreement with EV plug standards. Chademo is a Japanese standard that is prevalent in the US and abroad. The competitive SAE standard, although finalized, has yet to see a vehicle or EVSE IRL with the new connector. There is a standards war for EV quick charging.

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