Here they come, the electric vehicles. Forget that it's been tried before. They killed the electric car. They're back again.
Toyota has one. Ford has one. C'hrysler has three. Hell yeh. But look closely. These are "concept" vehicles. Kind of like a mirage.
Thanks for the bailout check. Here's an electric vehicle that will go 100 miles on a charge. All electric.
The release of these Toyota and Ford electrics is coming in 2012, so say the bloggers (who are kicking the crap out of the journos so far at the Detroit auto show). Chrysler's is coming in 2010. Next year.
Let's take a trip in the way back machine. Electric vehicles have been around since the 1800s. Are they nothing more than a promise that will never be fulfilled on a commercial scale?
It's something to ponder. I never thought David Lee Roth would rejoin Van Halen, so anything's possible.
I'm looking forward to hearing some talk out there about where all the electricity will come from to power these next generation EVs. Coal? Wind and solar? Safe nuclear?
- Green Mullet.