We Must Prepare for Electric Cars Now

Better Place, a company from Palo Alto, Calif., will open a Canadian office in Toronto and build an automobile demonstration and education centre there.

Published: 19-Jan-2009

Here comes the electric car, but will motorists buy it?

It seems the consensus from the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week is that the future of the automobile is electric. Almost all the manufacturers had a hybrid or all-electric car, among them Toyota's popular Prius and GM's plug-in hybrid, the Chevrolet Volt, due in 2010.

Yesterday, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty said a


The company is working with a number of vehicle manufacturers on the development of batteries for hybrid and electric vehicles and expects more announcements like this one to come.

With seating up of four people who use all the large muscle groups, the car can easily cruise at speeds of up to 20 mph.

ZAP is hoping to keep the MSRP at $30,000 for the Alias three-wheeler pictured here.


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