Yes, but it’s complicated—climate change and high gas prices also figure into the skyrocketing cost of corn.
The drag racing is electrifying when the car is the battery-powered White Zombie Datsun 1200, built by John Wayland and his Plasmaboy Crew. If the point was to convince people that EVs aren’t slow, well, the point is made. How about a zero-to-60 of 1.8 seconds and ETs of 10.258 at 123.79 mph?
A new MIT study says battery vehicles will save companies money over diesels, but with high purchase prices the payback times are still likely to be long. That’s why subsidies—a dirty word since Solyndra—are essential in the early stages of the EV rollout.
Despite being the father of the Chevy Volt and a pioneer of plug-in hybrid trucks, this book-writing industry veteran isn’t in it to save the planet from climate change.