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Unformatted text preview: Missi Varner Week 4 Article Review My article this week was published on the Washington Post website ( http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/27/AR2010112703858.html ) on November 27, 2010. The title of the article is “Major Automakers Zipping Electronic Cars into Showrooms Soon” and it was written by WP journalists Jerry Hirsch and Tiffany Hsu. The purpose of this article is to describe and update readers on the upcoming introductions of electric cars. Since the beginning of the automotive era, everyone from garage novices to the major automotive manufacturers has toyed with electric cars. In recent decades, particularly during times of high gas prices, people were determined to bring these vehicles into the limelight. But those vehicles never caught on because battery technology limited the range of the cars and oil prices always receded, making electric cars comparatively too expensive. Now, due to improvements in battery technology, pollution concerns and fears of soaring gas prices new impetus has been established in the making of alternative-fuel vehicles. Stalled for many years, the myth of electronic cars is finally coming to fruition. Each of the major automotive manufacturers will be introducing not only several more hybrid vehicles, but electric...
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This note was uploaded on 07/08/2011 for the course MRKT 5000 taught by Professor Bonosoro during the Spring '09 term at Webster.
- Spring '09