New York, New York – The New York Auto Show will feature a number of electric cars when it opens next week. The show organizers said that the number of electric vehicles is similar to the earliest days of the automobile, when many cars were battery-powered.

“It’s hard to believe that electric-powered vehicles that seem so futuristic today were first built in the late 1890s,” said show chairman John LaSorsa. “Back then, these electric ‘horseless carriages’ lost out to the internal combustion engine for the hearts and minds of the newly-emerging car buyers, but that preeminence is rapidly changing. What we are seeing today is the beginning of an automotive revolution that is literally taking us back to the future.”

Some of the production and concept electric vehicles on display will include the Ford Focus Electric, Chevrolet Volt, Nissan Leaf, BMW ActiveE, Honda Fit EV, and Mitsubishi MiEV.

The show is open to the public from April 22 to May 1, 2011. For more information, visit New York Auto Show.

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