11 Feb '12, 3pm

Thomas Edison turns 165

Thomas Edison turns 165

Also like his Tesla feud, though, Edison's way is becoming popular again 100 years later, albeit slowly. "Talk about a man ahead of his time, and even ahead of our time, coming up with a rechargeable battery back at the turn of the 20th century," says Carmen Pantaleo, a ranger at the Thomas Edison National Historic Park in West Orange, N.J. Edison's cars were just too expensive, Pantaleo says, costing around $2,500 compared with a $500 Model T. But electric and hybrid cars are now surging back into the mainstream, from the Prius and Leaf to the Volt and Focus.

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/research-innovations/blogs/...

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