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It's not really a secret that the city of Detroit is in lots and lots of trouble. Even with an emergency manager working to guide it through bankruptcy, a number of the city's institutions remain in very serious danger. One of the most notable is the Detroit Institute of Arts, a 658,000-square-foot behemoth of art that counts works from Van Gogh, Picasso, Gauguin and Rembrandt (not to mention a version of Rodin's iconic "The Thinker," shown above) as part of its permanent collection.

So, the good thing about electric cars is that there is an infrastructure already in place, right? These aren't the quick-charging units that can fill up your batteries in 30 minutes or less, but any standard outlet will at least put a little juice into your car.

In 100 years, the fleet vehicles at the Denver International Airport will be gasoline-free. At least, that's the commitment that DIA officials made when they joined the voluntary program with the EPA called Performance Track. Performance Track is a way to recognize facilities "that consistently exceed regulatory requirements and excel in protecting human health and the environment."