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.


The new batteries will make the GM Hybrid System nearly three times more powerful than the system it replaces. Pictured is 2009 Saturn Vue Green Line with Two-mode hybrid drive.

Dramatic developments in stored-power technology make electric cars more viable than ever. Pictures is Th!nk Global's new Ox crossover vehicle.

Chrysler is looking to develop their next generation of plug-ins to compete directly with GM's upcoming 2010 Volt using GE's 'dual-battery' energy storage system.


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