Not a lot of time, but there’s a good post up at Instapundit on Obama’s call for 1,000,000 plug-in hybrid vehicles by 2015.
FWIW, I support the plug-in hybrid car in theory. I’d buy one for my commute car today if they were ready for prime time and I could afford it. I think a lot of people would.
I’ll keep my gasoline-powered minivan for my family vehicle, though.
As for the electrical energy required to make plug-ins worth it, go nuclear, baby.
One thing the Instapundit post touches on that is usually ignored is the transmission of electrical power rather than the generation. Though many systems are pushed too close to the limit, it’s usually the actual transport system for energy that is at fault for major problems. Not to mention the amount lost over long distances.
More smaller plants would help this, but then you lose some of the power of scale.
Where’s Mr. Fusion when you need him?