The Gas Mileage Illusion (and the Future of Electric Cars)

Given the sudden national obsession with the price of oil & gas, it seems worth flagging this bit of video put together by two professors from Duke University. Some may find their perspective on gas mileage rather obvious, others not. Either way, it can’t hurt to get their point across.

Separately, here’s a quick piece on the state of electric cars and when they may be ready for prime time. You’ll learn here about the Tesla Roadster, a high-performance electric sports car, that goes from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 3.9 seconds and gets the equivalent of 256 miles per gallon. Pretty impressive, even if it costs $109k.

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