Here’s a short video featuring the Chevy Volt, the electric car GM is developing. Is electricity the transportation fuel of the future? The Volt’s lithium battery will go 40 miles on a 6-8-hour charge, and an on-board generator adds another 300 miles to the Volt’s range. The Volt’s per mile cost is 1-2 cents, versus 10-12 cents for a gasoline-powered car. The Volt’s sticker price hasn’t been announced, but is expected to exceed $40,000 initially.
Architecture in recent years has been trying to combat the negative effects of construction on the atmosphere by leaning towards using more sustainable building and construction materials. Building high performance houses are one way that architects have been creating new buildings to reduce the energy used which is