Lifelong North Mainer
In Maine, at least, the majority of electric production is from natural gas.
The little known secret that GM and the green industry neglects to tell is that at temps lower than 32 degrees F, Chevy Volt's range is between 20 and 30 miles.
Add battery explosions and fires similar to the beleagured Boing Dreamliner along with disposal costs and battery replacement costs, and this little experiment truly IS a rich man's toy.
The Democrat majority spends their time on foolish goals such as this and the "emergency" St. Paddy's day alcohol bill while castigating our Governor for trying to follow the constitution by paying our bills.
Electric cars are, in this climate and at this time, nothing but playthings for the well to do.
It's a sad state of affairs that, hopefully, a more informed electorate will rectify in the future.
If this debate had lasted another fifteen minutes, Obama would be voting for Romney in november.