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As Doors Open for Electric Cars, Hydrogen Takes a Back Seat

Greg Burns sees the oil belching out of control into the Gulf of Mexico as no better time for introducing a new wave of electric cars.

Published: 04-Jun-2010

With oil belching out of control into the Gulf of Mexico, the moment could hardly be better for introducing a new wave of electric cars.

Right on cue, the much-anticipated Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf are scheduled to make their production-run debuts at dealerships across the country this fall. It's a milestone in the jostling for green-minded consumers between electric models and hybrid-electrics that rely more heavily on gas, such as the Toyota Prius.

And then there's hydrogen.

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