Great article with great potential for GM again.?
GM has said it is aiming for the Volt to be able to run for 40 miles on pure electric power. I am meaning that many commuters would be able to get through a day without using gasoline.
Everyone thought that the electric car was dead in the 1990s. Yet it is charging up for a comeback.
A handful of automotive giants and start-ups are racing to bring to market a mass-produced electric vehicle free from the limitations that doomed previous efforts.
The next 18 months figure to be critical in determining whether the electric car is a viable alternative to internal combustion. I mean or just more science fiction.
General Motors announced it would bring the electric car back to showrooms as soon as 2010. But a smaller companies, some backed by A-list technology investors, intend to beat GM to market by putting cars on the road as soon as this year.
The momentum is part of a wider trend toward using electricity to help power vehicles.