Power to the People!

It seems that the electric vehicle will soon be a familiar sight on our roads. The latest developments have shaken off their “milk-float” image and are more than a match for the internal combustion engine. Lightweight minimalist sports cars such as the Tessla and Electric Atom have been shown on U-tube out dragging expensive supercars.
It appears that battery technology has been moving on apace and once research and development costs have been recouped, these batteries will be mass-produced cheaply using benign and abundant materials. Unlike the internal combustion engine, electric cars use almost no energy when stationary and are well suited to our clogged and hobbled road system. Power to propel these cars can be produced with far less carbon dioxide per unit of energy than burning fossil fuel in the car engine itself.