Electric cars have mostly proven to be a hard sell here in the U.S. Most buyers will tell you that they're too expensive, too heavy, they have terrible range, and they're not fun to drive. While Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA ) has shown that some of those problems can be overcome, electric cars are still a long way from being a mass-market solution here in the U.S.
That has been just as true in Europe -- but now, there's a big effort under way to change that. In this video, Fool.com contributor John Rosevear looks at what's happening in Europe -- and at how it could lead to a big jump in electric car sales here in the United States.
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