Batteries have come along way but the hybrid and electric car companies are not pushing to the people who it would make since to. Take a service company whose primary business is done out of a van with a large roof that could hold a solar panel, and most business is within 20 mile of their office. Most of them travel for 30 to 40 minutes then are on a job for at least a couple of hours. This would be the ideal application for a hybrid for someone who could use it but it is easier to market to liberal yuppies
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-- Abraham Lincoln, 4 April 1861