The Last Days of Fahrvergnugen

The prospect of an electric car nation is an exciting one to many, from car buffs to utilities eager to sell us more electricity. California’s mandate that two pecent of all new vehicles sold in the state by 1998 – and 10 percent by 2003 – be “emission free” is a big boost to the fledgling electric vehicle industry which now boasts dozens of small entrepreneurial companies. If Detroit opts to cooperate rather than fight the mandate, we will make a significant step toward cleaner air.