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Are we ready for electric cars?

A government announcement could see grants of up to £5,000 towards buying an electric car, but will it really encourage people to go out and buy the vehicles?

Many of which are pretty small and as transport minister Geoff Hoon himself admitted "slightly odd" looking.

Anne Alexander reports.

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