Hybrid Cars - Alternative Energy

Hybrid cars have increased in popularity as of late.Nows the time to support alternative energy solutions and technologies.

Hybrid Cars - Alternative Energy


"Hybrid Nation"

Monday, August 07, 2006

GM's volt-face

Mark Tran / USA 03:03pm

Back in the 1990s, General Motors, the world's largest car maker launched the EV1, a futuristic looking electric car, writes Mark Tran.

I went to Detroit and drove the car for myself as part of a story for the Guardian. It was much more fun to drive than I expected, soon dispelling preconceived notions about the sluggishness of electric cars.

The EV1 had plenty of zip; its powerful acceleration a pleasant surprise. And it was so quiet, eerily so. I came away impressed, but wondered whether it would really catch on
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