Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Don't Cede Leadership on Clean Cars to China

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Don't Cede Leadership on Clean Cars to China

Article excerpt

China announced it is working toward a ban on all internal combustion vehicles. China, the world's largest car market, joins a growing list of countries, including Germany and the Netherlands, also taking steps to ditch fossil fuels. In the U.S., California is debating a ban of its own. Transportation is a critical component of our response to climate change and ocean acidification- the foremost security threats we face.

Electric car trends are positive: lithium-ion battery performance is increasing while costs are dropping. New solid state battery designs being developed offer greater energy density (range) and faster charge times.

So what's it like to drive electric? I'm the proud owner of a 2011 Chevy Volt and can truthfully say I love the car. …

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