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The Morning Briefing: Electric vehicles

The Morning Briefing: Electric vehicles

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"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about electric vehicles.

"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about electric vehicles.

1.) Tesla CEO Elon Musk predicting Tesla Motors profitability in 2013. Tesla Motors is continuing to rack up steep losses, so a prediction of profitability by next year may strike one as lunacy, until you look at the orders on hand and the projection of sales volume required to break even.

2.) Xatori charts 11,000 electric car charging stations. It's getting much easier to find a place to charge an electric car, a Palo Alto startup says.

3.) Govt maps road for electric vehicles. In a move to reduce dependence on fossil fuels for vehicles, the Indian government plans to push the supply of vehicles powered by electricity over the next eight years.

4.) Airbag recall reveals slow pace of Coda electric vehicle sales. Coda Automotive, the start-up Los Angles electric car company, said it started to sell its $37,250 car in March but has been mum about sales figures.

5.) Chevy Volt broke monthly sales record in August. General Motors says sales of its Chevrolet Volt electric car will break a monthly record in August.

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Charlie Osborne

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Charlie Osborne is a freelance journalist and photographer based in London. In addition to SmartPlanet, she also writes for business technology website ZDNet and consumer technology site CNET. She holds a degree in medical anthropology from the University of Kent. Follow her on Twitter. Disclosure