PHOTO CAPTION: Chevrolet Volt will go on sale late this fall in limited numbers.

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.


Camille Jenatzy was first to break 100km/hr speed barrier in his 1899 electric car, La Jamais Contente.

Former Pirelli Tire North America CEO addresses local Rotary Club.

Roadster #750 completes road trip to Detroit despite winter driving conditions and heavy snow.

Telsa will donate the full value of production car VIN 1,000 to charities.

Subaru R1e negotiating the streets of Manhattan Island, New York City.

The range limitations of most early electric cars will matter less in tightly packed urban areas, where the daily driving distance is likely to be much shorter than in the suburbs or rural areas.


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