Reinventing the Wheel
While there’s a lot of hoopla surrounding the Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf, it may come as a
surprise that in 1900, nearly a third of all cars produced in the U.S. ran on electricity, and,
for those drivers wanting flexibility, there was even a gasoline-electric hybrid. Technology
and ingenuity have never been lacking among gearheads. But as Ginger Strand writes in
this issue of Orion, it’s going to take a collective re-visioning of car culture itself to bring
about the automotive future we so badly need.