Electric Cars Moving from Concept to Reality

George Spaulding updates Charleston Post and Courier readers about what's in the offing for green cars.

Published: 09-Feb-2009

Today we bring you an update on the progress of electric car plans. Many are due soon.

Before getting into that, there should be serious questions concerning the availability of the ultimate source of power for potentially thousands of electric vehicles clogging highways — and the electrical grid.

This column supports alternate energy supply, as long as the cost factors are reasonable. Key questions: will wind power and solar panels be enough? Both are feasible, as long as they do not obstruct my views of the landscape.


Folding electric scooter is designed to be part of urban mobility sharing scheme.

Swiss-built, battery-powered sQuba emulates the Lotus Esprit from the James Bond film, 'The Spy Who Loved Me'.

Aircar developer Guy Negre promises that within a year he will start selling a car in India that runs on compressed air, producing no emissions at all in towns.


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