BP Oil Disaster Spurs Quartet of Electric Vehicle Bills in U.S. Congress

Bills include funding for consumer electric-drive vehicles and for U.S. Postal vehicles.

Published: 16-Jun-2010

Since the Deepwater Horizon spill, oil is getting a bad reputation.

So transportation utilizing other forms of fuel — such as electric — may seem more appealing to lawmakers.

Though electric cars were the talk in the late 1990s, due to current pending legislation in Congress, they could see a second jolt.


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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