The Lincvolt will be entered into the Progressive Automotive X-Prize competition and make an attempt at 100 MPG equivalent fuel economy - a far, far cry from the original mileage. You can learn more about the car and see it's live unveil over at the project website: Lincvolt.com. [Telegraph.co.uk]
Bioregional Quintain, the developer of Bed-Zed in Sutton, UK fitted charging facilities to its own parking facilities about 10 years ago. Bonds worked on a major social housing scheme on an adjacent site and included charging sockets 5 years back. The client's rep used to visit their offices in his electric car and leave a trailing electric cord for them to trip over, as it dangled out the window and crossed a busy footpath to his car!
Phil believes that electric cars are definitely the future, "I give it just 5 years to there being 25%
take up". I'm not that optimistic, but I do expect that there will be many electric cars on the road by then. Furthermore, developers will be able to sell the underground parking spaces with charging facilities at a premium, which will more than offset the additional cost of installation.