Five Reasons Why Your Next Car Will Be Electric

Jim Motovalli sees the pressure building for an electric vehicle future.

Published: 29-Dec-2009

By Jim Motovalli

Take a look at that gas-guzzler in the driveway. Are you ready to wave goodbye in favor of something cleaner, greener and plugged in?

At the end of 2009, there's no turning back: We're going to electrify the world's auto fleet, and soon. I know, I know - besides hybrids, there aren't a lot of green cars on your radar right now. Today, 100 percent zero-emission battery-powered cars are scarce on the ground - there's a motley assemblage of 3,000 of them registered.


TREV two-place electric car

Student-built vehicle can do 0-60 in 10 seconds with top speed of 75 mph. Photo courtesy of University of South Australia.

GM Opel HydroGen4

At present, electric vehicles are exempt from vehicle registration tax.

Honda representative Stephen Ellis with FXC Clarity during EV World's test drive at 2009 LA Auto Show

Evelyn Kanter reports from the Los Angeles Auto Show and comes way impressed by Mitsubishi iMIEV, but with reservations about Honda's FCX Clarity.


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