While politicians and economists argue over what should be done to shore up the American auto industry, we'll take a look at progress towards a plug-in cars. Could the current financial crisis help provide the jolt needed to get electric cars and advanced hybrids into widespread production?
Some industry observers have suggested that energy efficiency conditions be set on any government-financed aid to the automobile industry. Can Detroit automakers do it themselves? Or will smaller, more flexible companies have to innovate and show the bigger companies the way? In this hour, we'll talk about the technology and politics involved with getting to electric and plug-in hybrid cars.
Produced by Christopher Intagliata, Associate Senior Producer