Several car companies (Ford, Mitsubishi, and GM to name a few) have been working to develop and market more all-electric cars. Now interested consumers can purchase a vehicle that uses absolutely no petroleum products. All-electric cars also do not release any emissions. In fact, electric cars don’t even have a tailpipe. Some of the electrical cars being marketed are the Ford Focus Electric, Mitsubishi iMiEV, and the Nissan Leaf. GM has a plug-in hybrid called the Chevy Volt.
The electric car recharging posts springing up in cities around the world are as unremarkable in appearance as any other piece of street furniture, but German architect André Broessel has designed a beautifully-striking spherical glass solar energy generator that could revolutionise the appearance of these devices – and even allow electric cars to recharge using moonlight.
On Tuesday, the Obama administration announced that it had finalized the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) rules that will see automakers’ fleets averaging 54.5 mpg in 2025. In a press briefing, EPA head Lisa Jackson was asked whether it was true that this fuel-efficiency play was indeed the Obama administration’s biggest-ever action against climate change. “I believe it is, at least domestically,” she said.