From Petroleum to Plugs: The Electric Car Arrives


Hour 2

The electric Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt will be hitting car dealerships this December.  Other automakers including Honda, Mini Cooper, Mitsubishi, Toyota, and BMW all have electric cars in the works.  And, there’s always the $109,000 plug-in Tesla Roadster.  So are electric cars really here to stay?  What should you know before buying one?  And, what kinds of infrastructure changes do we need to get ready for them?   Marty talks with JOHN VOELCKER, editor-in-chief for and MATT MATTILA, project manager for Project Get Ready with the Rocky Mountain Institute about the excitement and the skepticism around electric vehicles.

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