From today's Washington Post comes news of the electric car redux!
General Motors Chairman G. Richard Wagoner Jr. on Sunday unveiled an innovative prototype, the Chevrolet Volt -- a plug-in vehicle that derives its power primarily from electricity rather than gasoline -- as the world's automakers take on global warming and U.S. dependence on foreign oil.
I, for one, was prepared to welcome our new electric overlords but then I read this:
GM hasn't given a date when consumers can buy the Volt because the advanced lithium-ion batteries needed to power the vehicle -- similar to technology used in cellphones -- are still years from widespread use in automobiles.
Somewhere a big dog barked. I'm filing this right next to the hydrogen fuel cell, and magical, swarming robots.
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