DETROIT – When Volkswagen AG cancelled its reservation for the 2004 Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress held here earlier in March, last year's SAE show chairman was quick to pick up the space for his new employer. In the prime location next to Ford Motor Co., General Motors Corp. and DaimlerChrysler AG, WaveCrest Laboratories exhibited an electric Smart roadster displaying batteries, power control technology and motorized wheels. "There are not many places where you get ...
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