The good news is that General Motors Corp. now claims to be able to repair the 450 EV1 electric cars it recalled in March because a faulty charger port was discovered to be a fire hazard. The bad news, as if the urgent safety recalls weren't enough, is that GM says it won't be able to make the necessary repairs until 2001. The problem is that the replacement part is twice the size and twice the weight of the current faulty capacitor — and, not yet in production. In other words: The ...

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