Low Gas Prices, Incentives Change Math for Electric Cars

Mercedez-Benz reveals their F015 autonomous electric car to the media at The North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, on January 12, 2015. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)
Mercedez-Benz reveals their F015 autonomous electric car to the media at The North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, on Jan. 12, 2015. (Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

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