August 26th, 2009
By Barbara Kessler
Green Right Now
Remember those Hummers your neighbors drove heedlessly around town, burning through barrels of gasoline but rarely finding those off-road challenges for which these vehicles were created?
But don’t count them out.
Raser Technologies, Inc. has been testing electric Hummer H3Es and reported this week that they recently ran a successful all-electric 50-mile drive. That’s significant because battery-operated vehicles have been curtailed by short ranges of around 40 miles. New models under development are aiming for more than that in hopes of alleviating anticipated consumer concerns over EV range.