It may take a while for automakers to build enough EVs to matter, which is why conversion companies are looking to electrify our current fleet. The drawback is that it's still pretty expensive. Fleets are likely to be the early adopters.
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.