Better Place is set to launch an audacious electric car option: buy the vehicle but lease the battery, and pay for 'electric miles' like you would a cellphone contract. Today Israel and Denmark; tomorrow the world.
The Big Three won't get fooled again, trying to sell huge SUVs when gas is $4 a gallon. The $13,000 Spark is Chevrolet's smallest car ever: It's tiny, but offers the same interior space as a typical 1973 gas-guzzler.
The Maxximus LNG 2000 can do zero to 60 in less than 2 seconds, and can run on propane, CNG, LNG or even gasoline. It's a showcase for the vast potential of natural gas, currently running around $2 a gallon.
Want a cool way to combat expensive gas? Take your bicycle at least part of the way. (We can't all live in Portland, where bicycle commuting has become a religion practiced by more than 5 percent of the population.)