Battery charger.
Electric battery chargers for cars are needed in the workplace, at home and along public roads. Credit: Dave Russell/Sveriges Radio

Electric cars gradually rolling into the mainstream

5:27 min

Once considered the realm of science fiction or as toys for eccentric millionaires, electric cars are slowly moving into the mainstream.

There are almost 42,000 electric cars in Sweden today and a survey by research company Mejsel Media finds that more than 60 percent of car owners are prepared to buy electric and rechargeable hybrid cars for environmental reasons.

Radio Sweden visited the recent eCar expo in Nacka, Stockholm, to discover if sales of electric cars can surpass combustible engines in the near future.

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