Though the snark against Who Killed the Electric Car? ("Who cares? It’s history!") is bizarre and unwarranted, Joel Makower’s post on the revival of electric cars and plug-in hybrids nonetheless contains a wealth of interesting information. I knew some efforts were underway to produce and market all-electric vehicles, but I didn’t know how many.

It seems to me the only stumbling block is the development of light, economical, reliable lithium-ion batteries, and given that lithium-driven scooters are already on the market, I can’t imagine they’re too far away.

I predict the market will judge the Big Three American automakers’ new push for flex-fuel vehicles harshly. Electric is the future, no matter how many subsidies the feds pump in other directions.

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