23 Dec '11, 4pm

5 New Year's resolutions for green cars

5 New Year's resolutions for green cars

George W. Bush got one thing right: He liked green cars, especially the hydrogen-powered ones. The Republican Party once stood with the Democrats in endorsing investment in made-in-America eco-cars and technology (including batteries that would otherwise be made in Asia). But this year, the spirit of the Tea Party brings with it suspicion of any government spending, and EVs have been a particular target. The reporting on the Volt battery fires has been vicious, and columnists are hoping that loan recipients Tesla or Fisker will hit the bankruptcy button, so they can pounce on a Solyndra-type Obama failure. John Voelcker in GreenCarReports has documented the ludicrous reporting of Matt Drudge attacking the Chevy Volt. Drudge ran a screaming headline quoting the Audi chief as calling the Volt “a car for idiots,” a remark that was more than two years old, made before the car ...

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