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Low gas prices are stalling the green-car revolution

A Jeep rolls off the line in Ohio; Fiat Chrysler is one of many retooling to sell Americans more SUVs

JUST UNDER A DECADE AGO, AMERICA seemed on the cusp of an auto revolution. Faced with a slumping economy and skyrocketing oil prices, drivers were turning away from costly, gas-guzzling SUVs—think of the Hummer brand that General Motors killed in 2010—and toward hybrid-electric cars that promised, over time, to save them millions at the pump. The technology was poised to go mainstream, thanks in part to a freshly elected President

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