Sunday, January 25, 2009

Electric Cars Hit Hawaii Roads in Reliability Tests

Cops chasing bad guys in electric cars? No more vroooom, just swiiiiiiiish?

That may happen now that the Honolulu Police Department is testing hybrid vehicles, according to the Honolulu Advertiser. (That's Officer Ioane Ke`ehu at right in an Advertiser photo.) Numerous companies and government agencies are putting electric cars and buses to the test.

The initiative that may have generated the greatest interest locally so far is Better Place’s intent to build a $1 billion electric car infrastructure in the state.

Bring it on – and while officials are at it, how ‘bout converting one of those behemoth cement trucks to electricity? Now, that would be a test – and a simultaneous reduction in air pollution.

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