Michigan business writer Howard Lovy caught up with Martin Eberhard and asked him about ethanol. We all know where Eberhard's fuel-saving interests are focused, but he remains an informed and perceptive observer of the automotive energy situation in this country.
Is the sudden interest in neighborhood electric vehicles (NEV) good for EV movement? Are they helping advance the technology needed to introduce mainstream consumers to EVs? Is there really a strong market for $10,000 or $15,000 grocery getters and industrial-yard security cruisers?