Audi, Volvo and Aston Martin are all expected to reveal electric cars

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    MORE than half a million people will descend on the Geneva Motor Show this week to glimpse the cars of the future, which increasingly look likely to be electric.

    Observers expect electrified models from premium makers like Audi, Volvo and Aston Martin. Fully battery-powered cars still command steep upfront prices, so the focus will be on plug-in hybrids, says David Bailey at Aston University, UK. Totally electric models won’t “kick off in a big way” until 2020, when the European Union’s new carbon emissions rules for cars bite, he says.

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