Green Just Got A Little Less Fugly

GM – Hummer nixed, four North American truck plants to close, and the Volt is a go for 2010. More on the Volt on Wikipedia. I believe this will be the first commercial plug-in electric hybrid available, and a fairly well styled one at that. Sweet. The batteries will be Lithium Ion and are designed by a private company called A123 Systems. They have some pretty smart people and a lot of good backing, including Sequoia. I’m a little paranoid of LiO since they can be explosive, but hey, so is gasoline. We’ll have to wait and see.