Electric Car Avoids Gas Pumps

Holdridge said he gets 35 miles to the charge with his GEM neighborhood electric car, which costs about 35 cents in electricity.

Published: 30-May-2007

COLUMBUS, Ohio - As gas prices continued to rise throughout central Ohio, one man told 10TV how his car is able to go without a single trip to the pump.

Fred Holdridge's car does not use gas. He puts the pedal to the metal and the car hums to life, and turns heads everywhere it goes, 10TV News reported.

"Well first they ask me how fast it goes," Holdridge said. "I say, '60 miles per hour,' and they say, 'Wow!' And I'll say, 'No, 25 miles per hour.'"


GM, which donated the now missing EV1 to the National Museum of American History, happens to be one of the Smithsonian Institution's biggest contributors, which seems a strange coincidence on the EVe of "Who Killed the Electric Car?".

Tesla Motors, a four-year-old Silicon Valley start-up, has raised $60 million and spent $25 million developing a two- seat Roadster that will sell for between $85,000 and $100,000.

There are so few green 'stars' at the British International Motor Show this year because there doesn't seem to be that much demand for them. Pictured is Axiam microcar similar to electric version debuted in London this week, along with Smart EV.


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