They had good EVs [Electric Vehicles] on the roads in 1990, proving that the technology works, even back then [and they have made a lot of advancements since].
They took those ones back, despite the pleading of their owners to let them keep the cars [because they worked so well and were such a joy to drive, esp. past gas stations!!]
THEN, finally, almost 20 years later, the automakers said "by the end of 2010" there would be EVs on the market. Well, it is the end of 2010, and I am not seeing EVs anywhere.
Some reports say one was delivered here or there, or a Volt was won in a raffle for charity... but there are no EVs on the sales lots yet.
The Chevy Volt and the Nissan Leaf are ready to roll, they are producing them by the "6000s" now, and soon will ramp up to 20,000 or even 50,000 units produced per year. They just are not being sold to anyone, not yet.
In Canada, the Nissan Leaf looks like the most promising EV to get our hands on. It is a pure EV too, not the silly Volt thing with an gas engine.
The Leaf has done a coast to coast USA road trip; The first Volt rolled off the line Nov 1st, 2010.
Maybe they will scrap these ones too?
I am just sayin' LETS KEEP THE PRESSURE ON - keep asking:
"WHERE THE %$@& IS MY ELECTRIC CAR?"