Washington Post humor columnist Gene Weingarten somehow talked his way into reviewing a Chevy Volt (GM's new electric vehicle) for 7 hours over 4 days. That's about 6:30 more than most reviewers get to spend with the vehicle. What resulted is a auto review unlike any other you've read before.
Previously on Metafilter.
The status quo of electric cars: better batteries, same range:
A hundred years of advances in electric vehicle technology have scarcely improved the range of mass-produced electric vehicles.
Zap! is releasing their next electric car and it looks g-r-e-a-t
As an electric car enthusiast and a big fan of the Tesla Roadster
, I was excited to see more companies entering the sort of mainstream electric car market, even though we don't know when these will come out or what their MSRP will be like, though I'm sure it'll be pretty comparable to the Tesla's beefy $90k tag.
Electric cars not good for the environment after all
(well, not the immediate environment surrounding them)? Thanks to a glitch in the electrical system of a charging Chrysler Gem, supermodel Veronica Webb's home burnt down, taking her dog and almost her husband with it.