Are U.S. automakers holding back the electric car? What's the biggest obstacle for Tesla and electric car makers? Detroit News journalist Bryce Hoffman is the author of American Icon: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company. In this installment of The Motley Fool Money Radio Show, Hoffman talks about the future of alternative energy vehicles.

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