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Plug In Drivers Not Missin' the Piston

This is the Kodak Moment for the Auto Industry. Electric vehicles are here to stay. Their market acceptance and growth will continue....

Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Nissan Leaf, an electric car that doesn't drive like an electric car. - By Farhad Manjoo - Slate Magazine

The Nissan Leaf, an electric car that doesn't drive like an electric car. - By Farhad Manjoo - Slate Magazine: "the more I drove the Leaf, the more it seemed to represent something close to the future of automobiles. Over time, we'll certainly get better versions of cars like the Leaf—electric cars will go farther, faster (the Leaf's top speed is about 90 miles per hour), they'll become easier to charge, and they'll come in a wider range of shapes and sizes, and at lower prices, too. Social attitudes will also change. Over the last few years, we have all grown used to managing the power consumption of our electronic tools—I crank down the brightness of my laptop's screen to make it last throughout a cross-country flight, and I dutifully plug my phone in every night to make sure it's there for me in the morning. We'll soon adopt these same habits with our cars."