Electric cars used to be nothing more than science fiction. But for car manufacturers, it's the next step. Green technology is taking hold of an industry that plays a big part in climate change. More than a few people think it's about time. See the excerpt below from this morning's New York Times:
A Future That Doesn't Guzzle
By Bill Vlasic and Nick Bunkley
Published January 11, 2010
"The world’s automakers unveiled a number of hybrid gas-electric and battery-powered models, several of which might not be available for years to come.
It is a telling sign of how much emphasis that car companies are placing on the electrification of vehicles — even though consumers have yet to show widespread interest in alternatives to gas engines.
'Green technologies are the master key to the future of the automobile,' said Thomas Weber, the head of research and development at Mercedes-Benz, which plans to deliver the first 200 of its B-Class F-Cell electric cars to customers in the United States and Europe this year."
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