Wednesday, August 9, 2006

Who killed the electric car?

According to a former GM engineer who designed it, it was reality. And not, as liberal conspiracy theorists claim in a recent movie, the big bad oil companies. You can read the full editorial from USA Today, but here is Gary Witzenburg summing it up:

Widespread acceptance of battery-powered EVs will not happen until someone develops battery technology competitive with a tank of gas (or diesel) in every way. It must be absolutely safe, long-term durable, capable of operating reliably in extreme weather and temperatures, mass-producible at low cost, able to carry comparable energy in a package of comparable size and weight, and able to be quickly recharged. None comes remotely close.


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