Originally Posted by feta_mgp
Either way, the dependence on oil needs to stop, but of course the oil industry is too greedy for that to happen, considering GM tried in the 90s with a perfectly viable electric car, of which hundreds or thousands now sit derelict in a lot somewhere because of the greed of the oil industry. Sad that over 10 years later we're finally seeing electric cars and other means of alternative fuels really taking off.
Ahhh. The EV-1. Neat little car. I saw one when I was little before GM took them back and crushed them. They crushed them all. GM had a lot of great ideas, like the Fuel Injection in the 1956 Corvette, Oil companies paid them to stop making that. The EV-1, an all Electric car that got decent range and could have been relatively affordable. GM crushed that and Toyota came out with the RAV-4 EV. The original Chevy Volt Concept was a great car, it used a Hydrogen Fuel Cell. GM took the buy out and was pretty much forced to produce the Volt. Now Honda seems to be leading the Hydrogen market with the FCX Clarity, I say leading because they are the only company that have running Hydrogen cars on the road.
I believe Hydrogen is the way to go as far as alternative fuels go.