SOUTHFIELD, MI – Battery-only technology will dominate the initial phase of electrified-vehicle proliferation, according to a major manufacturer of charging stations and battery-testing equipment. Plug-in hybrids and extended-range electric vehicles are outflanked by “a shocking number of full EVs” currently in development, says Kristen Helsel, director-EV solutions at California-based Aerovironment Inc. “I thought (the majority) would be plug-ins,” Helsel tells Ward’s in an interview. ...

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