- No. 4 - Nissan and Renault (and in some cases Better Place) are doing deals around the world to supply battery electric vehicles and cooperate on installing public charging infrastructure. Plenty of manufacturers are working on EVs, but this alliance really wants to make them practical. It's too early to tell if the projects will be viable, but we certainly hope they are.
- No. 3 - In spite of the dire financial straits that General Motors finds itself in, the company and its engineers are still plugging away at the Volt and seem committed to getting it to market within two years. I've spent plenty of time talking to the people involved and they sincerely want this program to succeed. We hope so too.
- No. 2 - Tesla Roadsters are in production, albeit in small numbers still, and the company is still with us (for now at least). We've driven it and it's a wonderful sports car - even disregarding the powertrain. Factor in that electric drive and it's amazing. Unfortunately, recent financial issues have threatened the company's future. The investors seem committed to making Tesla survival so far.