There was a fascinating piece on the History Channel last week concerning batteries. One segment highlighted the work of the Tesla motor car company. It has a prototype that goes to 60 MPH in 4 seconds, top speed of 130 MPH and can go 200 miles on a charge. It takes 3 hours to fully recharge at a cost of between 2.00 to 4.00. The piece validated the contention in the 2006 documentary "Who Killed the Electric Car" that EC's are viable. I would like to think that the free market economy will make it possible for all of us to own an electric car within the next 5 years at prices the general buying public can afford.