Making predictions is a dangerous business, especially if you are looking out past the immediate time horizon. Looking back at the Popular Science and Popular Mechanics magazines of the '50s and '60s you might think we'd all have airborne autos by now but no such luck. Even predictions about the next 5-10 years are exceedingly difficult to get right, especially when politics and technology mix. The key to successful prophecies, as Nostradamus or any psychic will tell you, is to keep everything v
Reading through Cleantech Group's "Ten Predictions for 2010," it's easy to dismiss their vision for plug-in vehicles next year as nearly impossible. You can read all ten predictions after the jump, but the sole vehicle-related items reads as follows: "Electric cars take the back seat to smart mobility." Um, nope.
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