Today marks the anniversary of a technological and environmental milestone. In 1996, General Motors (GM) released the first mass-produced electric automobile, called the EV1 (picture on left). Other automobile companies quickly announced plans to produce similar vehicles. Electric cars and hybrid vehicles are now quite common, thanks to GM paving the way.
If you're interested in learning more about electric cars, check out these resources available at the NCC Libraries:
Clean Car Wars: How Honda and Toyota Are Winning the Battle of the Eco-friendly Autos
by Yozo Hasegawa
TL 146.5 .J34 2008 Stacks
Who Killed the Electric Car? [DVD]
written and directed by Chris Paine
TL 220 .W46 2006 Media Tower
Electric and Hybrid Cars: A History
by Curtis D. Anderson
TL 220 .A53 2005 Stacks
The Car and Its Future
by Kaitlen Jay Exum
TL 146.5 .C37 2004 Stacks
Forward Drive: The Race to Build "Clean" Cars for the Future
by Jim Motavalli
TL 221.15 .M68 2000 Stacks
For articles about this topic, be sure to search databases like ProQuest, EBSCOhost and Opposing Viewpoints!
Barlett, Jeff and Keebler, Jack. "General Motors EV1--Driving Impressions." Motor Trend. 01 June 1996. Web. 10 Nov. 2009. http://www.motortrend.com/auto_news/112_9606_general_motors_ev1/index.html
"Business and Industry Review." 2009. Encyclopædia Britannica. Web. 10 Nov. 2009 <http://search.eb.com/eb/article-232615>.