• Avtovaz El Lada electric car

    Remember the Yugo? It was a small, cheap econobox, based on 1970s Fiat underpinnings and imported to the U.S. from its home country of Serbia. They actually sold over 100,000 in the U.S. between 1985 and 1992, but the model is derided as slow, unreliable and thoroughly undesirable. The image of Russian carmaker Lada is much the same in Europe, where several of its models were sold throughout the 1980s and 1990s. And now, Lada is jumping on the electric car bandwagon with a new car, revealed at the 2012 Moscow Auto Show. Normally such news would be treated with trepidation, but the combination...

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