Will Switch to Electric Cars Create Yet Another Dictator?

A major resource needed for these future-vehicles sits under the ground of a country ruled by a near-dictator with strong anti-American rhetoric.

Published: 26-Jan-2009

The environmental movement and a growing portion of the general populace seems enthralled with the coming waves of electric cars.

At the Detroit auto show earlier this month, GM and Ford - and just about every other automaker -announced plans to roll out mass-produced plug-in electrics within three years.

At first glance, it sounds great. Cars that run on electricity alone, or a battery recharged by a small gasoline engine, seem to be a giant leap forward, both for the environment, and also as a move toward "energy independence." For those of us who would plug in our electric cars to safe, clean nuclear power, it's even better.

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