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Auto journalist Benoit Charette's car picks

benoit charette.jpgThe Montreal International Auto Show runs January 14-24 at the Palais des Congres.

Automotive journalist Benoit Charette went for a preview today, and came into the studio to tell us about it.

Web journalist Tanya Birkbeck spoke to him in a Hallway Interview.

What do you drive?

2010 Audi A4

What was your first car?

1982 Subaru GL10

What is your dream car?

Porsche Carrera GT

What's your favourite car at this year's auto show?

Ford Focus ST

Your pick for a green car?

Nissan Leaf. It's nice to drive and the first 100 per cent electric car.

Would you buy an electric car?

Right now, no. The problem with electric cars is that they have to stay in town. They can go at best 160 km It will be at least 10 years before we see a charging network.

I always say, "Remember, 100 years ago there were no gas stations. People bought gas in convenience stores. It took 40 years to develop a network of gas stations."

The best solution right now is the Volt. It makes sense because thre is a generator, which extends the autonomy of the car. 

Listen to Benoit Charette's conversation  with Sue Smith.

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