I just read an article about GM's new electric/gasoline hybrid car, the Volt. They are testing batteries for an electric/gasoline hybrid vehicle 10 years after they released an all electric vehicle, the EV1. The funny thing is that the Volt only gets 40 miles per charge with the newer lithium-ion batteries, but the EV1 would go between 55 and 75 miles on a charge with the lead acid batteries. The EV1 would go between 75 and 150 miles on a charge with the nickel-metal hydride batteries. It sounds like GM is making some real progress!
Maybe things would have been different if GM didn't decide to destroy or disable all the EV1's.