Plug-In Hybrids Pose New Challenge for Canadian Politicians

Orangeville Citizen editorial sees the advent of plug-in hybrids as way to finally close coal-fired power plants, replacing them with a new generation of Candu nuclear power plants.

Published: 17-Jan-2008

One of the most interesting documentaries produced in 2006 had the catchy title, "Who killed the electric car?"

The film zeroed in on the "EV1," an allelectric car built by General Motors in the mid-1990s in response to a California law that encouraged car manufacturers to produce zero-emission vehicles.

Thanks mainly to powerful lobbying by the U.S. oil industry, both the EVI and the California law are long dead, GM having recalled all the leased vehicles and scrapped all but a tiny handful that today are to be found only in museums.


The Edge crossover concept vehicle could go the first 25 or 30 miles each day on energy from the power grid.

Priced at $24,400 MSPR, the Altima Hybrid has been certified by the Internal Revenue Service as meeting the requirements for the Alternative Motor Vehicle Credit, thereby qualifying for a tax credit of $2,350.

The Small Hybrid Sports Concept is a sports car that features advanced hybrid technology - proving stylish design and driving enjoyment can be combined with low environmental impact. It was designed by Honda R and D Europe, based in Offenbach, Germany.


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