EV-1 For Lease

Living on Earth

The first electric car by one of Detroit’s “Big Three” auto manufacturers will be available in three western states beginning December 5th (1996). The so-called “EV-1” cars will be leased, not sold, to allay consumer fears that the technology is relatively new and unknown. Steve Curwood speaks with author Michael Schnayerson whose recent book titled The Car That Could examines production of the EV-1.

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