Back to the (electric) Future
Read the news today of a new electic automobile maker coming to town. Just note the NYT story today on some of the history of the electic car.
My history factoid to go with this. Before even talking of this new venture Pittsburgh is remarkably just about the only region in the US since WWII where there have been not one.. but two.. decisions y two different firms to be the site of major new automobile plants. Of course, one wasn't completed, but there was a point when Chrysler was going to build a and even had started building the factory in Westmoreland County. They chose not to pursue the project, but didn't choose somewhere else. The unused site would become the Volkswagen plant (I once talked about its history here) and produced high mpg rabbits and jettas for a decade. They were competitive in the decade coming out of the gas crises of the 70's. So you can say we have been a 'green' manufacturer long before the current slogans??