The electric vehicle’s time has come. That is what I said in the second edition of this book, and I will say it again today and for the future when electric cars can go 300 miles for a reasonable price. People in Germany are getting amazing range and price. Why not worldwide?

The electric vehicle (EV) movement has broadened to multiple levels of the public debate. Who Killed the Electric Car? and Revenge of the Electric Car prove that electric transportation is not going away. We have more hybrids on the road—plug-in hybrids are the next wave—and all-electric is becoming vogue with the car companies, the U.S. government, and celebrities.

Well, EVs solve a lot of problems quickly. EVs bypass high energy prices. EVs cost pennies to charge. ...

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