Is An Electric Car in Your Future?

Question and answer dialogue on electric cars and their current state of affairs.

Published: 17-Jan-2010

The idea of a clean, green, rechargeable driving machine has sparked the popular imagination for decades.

But now that electric cars are finally becoming more than a novelty, we'll soon find out whether they can dodge the potholes of technological, political and economic realities.

Q: I know Seattle will be a national test market for plug-in electric vehicles, starting this year. But what does that mean for me?


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.

Range-extended electric Chrysler Town & Country minivan developed by ENVI.

Is the company running before it can walk with its electric car aspirations?

BYD Found Wang with David Sokol at 2009 Detroit auto show. Photo credit: EV

Chairman of MidAmerican Holdings speaks of his firm's $232 million investment in Chinese electric carmaker BYD.


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