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10 great green moments in planes, trains and automobiles

By: Shea Gunther on Oct. 16, 2009, 11:21 p.m.

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The EV1

OK, so the EV1 could have gone better than it did. General Motors launched the EV1 as a small, lease-only program that produced just more than 1,000 first- and second-generation cars between 1997 and 1999. The cars were pricey ($34,000-$44,000) but could get 55-75 miles per eight-hour charge.