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.
is best known for free maps, 24-hr towing, jumpstarting cars, and now, ruining the environment
. Opposing auto pollution controls? Funding highway construction lobbying groups? Against airbags? Did you
know what the AAA was really up to?
Honda's releasing the first electric-gas hybrid car
this year. It claims to get up to 70mpg too. I love innovative vehicles and cutting edge design, but I have to admit I think it's butt ugly (although, this
does remind me of my old CRX
). I bet they'll want $30k-$50k for it too. So close, yet so far... (update: they want about 20 grand for it
- not that bad for an electric/gas car, but it is
still just a two-seater)
I stumbled upon the EV world
today, a site dedicated to electric car news. They have some good articles, like this one on Nissan's new electric station wagon
, and of course they have the requisite Ed Begley Jr. photo
on their main page.