29 May '12, 11pm

Is the Obama administration traveling upstream on plug-in cars?

What happens when the federal government wants to "pick a winner" but the auto industry decides the time isn't quite right for that winner to emerge? We might be about to find out. Again. A recent article in Automotive News details the diverging roads that the industry and the Obama administration are taking when it comes to electric vehicles. Obama continues to support plug-ins , but most automakers seem to have decided that slow and cautious is the way to move forward. This presents itself in the way OEMs are rolling out small fleets of some plug-in vehicles (see: Toyota RAV4 EV , Ford Focus Electric ) and are out there promoting standard but more efficient gasoline-powered vehicles. As Mark James, director of Lotus Engineering, told AN, "Everybody rushed toward EV vehicles and hybrid vehicles. Now, they're going back, and saying, 'Actually, we need to look at engines.'"...

Full article: http://green.autoblog.com/2012/05/29/is-the-obama-adminis...

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