GM chief says electric cars are the future
The future of the automobile is green, according to the head of the world's largest car company.
Rick Wagoner, chief executive of General Motors, said at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas yesterday (January 8th) that the auto industry could no longer rely "almost exclusively on oil" and that the sector would see a rise in green buying as cars become increasingly electronic.
"The future of the auto is bright and increasingly electronic," said Wagoner.
"All the factors point to a convergence of the automotive and electronics industries that is literally transforming the automobile.
"The auto industry can no longer rely almost exclusively on oil. This is a global issue."
Wagoner then ended his presentation by unveiling a prototype Cadillac Provoq sedan, which is powered by hydrogen and electricity from a lithium ion battery pack, reports the Agence France-Presse.
According to Transport for London, electric cars are "ideal" for the capital, as "with a top speed of 35 to 45mph they are also well suited to the 30mph speed limit on most of London's routes".
Article Date: 09 January 2008
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