No American soldier has ever been killed fighting for electricity.
I have a 100% electric Nissan LEAF and can honestly say it is the best car I have ever owned. 5,600 miles in one year with zero problems, and zero dollars for maintenance. I charge the LEAF in my home garage at 3 cents per mile for EPB electricity. Plus, I soon will be installing solar panels, with a 30% Federal tax credit, courtesy of the Stimulus Funds you dislike. Why don't you report some good news about electric vehicles, such as the 1,600 jobs being created at Nissan in Smyrna, Tennessee? There, the world's largest litium-ion battery plant is scheduled to be operating in August, and the 2013 LEAF car will be assembled right here in our state come December. In addition, Nissan will be building the electric drive motors at its Decherd plant, near Winchester. So near the end of the year, the LEAF will be mostly manufactured in America. The price will come down and sales will go up, because the car will finally be available nationwide. Low sales for the LEAF are simply due to supply to the USA, slowed by Dollar vs. Yen trade problems with the current single plant in Japan. Some people have been on the LEAF waiting list for 18 months. And with those detested Stimulus Funds and Tennessee state credits, a LEAF right now is about $27,000 -- not bad for a 0-to-60 in 9 seconds, five passenger car, that uses no gas, no oil, has no transmission, no muffler, and needs no emissions test.