The next electric car

These five next-generation green vehicles, designed with the latest in high technology and due out within the next few years, will be faster, more powerful - and cheaper. Excerpted from The Plot to Save the Planet.

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Wrightspeed X1 Prototype
Wrightspeed's X1 Prototype, clocked as the world's fastest electric car, accelerates from zero to 60 in three seconds, with a top speed of 112 miles per hour.

The Silicon Valley company is working on a production version that under normal driving conditions can go for more than 100 miles on a roughly four-hour charge, a range the company hopes to increase once a version of the vehicle hits the market in 2010.


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