In addition, ElectriCar has also committed to giving a percentage of its revenue to CarbonFund.org for carbon offsets. More importantly, ElectriCar has committed to giving five percent of its total revenue to research and development efforts aimed at creating wireless power transmission systems. The goal is to eliminate the need for huge batteries by sending power remotely to electric cars as they drive. If successful only a smaller battery would be required that could provide transient power for acceleration and bridge coverage gaps. Of course any such system is still many years in the future - if its possible at all - and huge infrastructure investments will be needed. Thanks to Mike for the tip!