The Electric Car

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The future seems bright for the electric car. Gasoline prices are high. The government is investing billions of dollars in battery technology. Car companies are preparing to roll-out electrified a dozen new models. Concerns about the impact on the climate of burning oil is growing. And pull up tough new fuel economy standards.

But is the state of the electric car bleak, hyped expectations of the victim, technological flops, high costs and a hostile political climate. General Motors has temporarily suspended production of the plug-in electric Chevy Volt, due to low sales.

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