It seems a stretch to find a silver lining among air pollution and wars fought over fuel, but folks over at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) have found a vein.
Researchers at UTC's Advanced Transportation Technology Institute (ATTI) are convinced that the next wave of transportation beyond internal-combustion engines is, ironically, the return of the electric vehicle. The UTC and ATTI have convinced the Tennessee Valley Authority to open up its electric vehicle test track near the Chickamauga Dam. The one-mile stretch was built 25 years ago to pursue EV research but was largely abandoned during the '80s. UTC hopes its research will attract national attention and new engineering students interested in the nascent technology.

[Source: WTVC]

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