Electric Cars Edging Ever Closer
Some 100 years ago, when the auto industry was in its infancy, Thomas Edison promised his friend Henry Ford a battery for his electric car. Mr. Ford died waiting. And the gasoline internal combustion engine took hold and reigns supreme today.
Yet many are still making Edison-like promises about electric cars. In July, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown told the Group of Eight summit in Japan that electric cars would be commonplace by 2020. He repeated the claim weeks ago at the London Motor Show.
And judging by the constant stream of announcements about this or that new electric car, some think Brown is right.
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