1972 | Spurred by federal incentives attached to the Clean Air Act of 1970, engineer Victor Wouk modifies a 1972 Buick Skylark to make it a gas-electric hybrid. The government awards him $33,000 for the design but doesn’t take the idea further. COURTESY OF EPA.GOV

1972 | Spurred by federal incentives attached to the Clean Air Act of 1970, engineer Victor Wouk modifies a 1972 Buick Skylark to make it a gas-electric hybrid. The government awards him $33,000 for the design but doesn’t take the idea further. COURTESY OF EPA.GOV

 

 

The inside story by Alex Druies of how GM (yes, GM!) beat Elon Musk in the race to build a true electric car for the masses.

From abroad in my Munich neighbourhood of Nymphenburg, I had several sightings of Tesla’s Model S and have compared Chevy cars park among the European regulars. By which the thought struck me that the Chevy makes for a more potential appearance than the local regulars. When I see see a Tesla drive by, I get a similar sensation as when I see one of the Maseratis in my neighbourhood.Read in full by Alex Druies

 

 

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