PopSci's own senior editor (and senior car expert) Seth Fletcher has a great op-ed in the New York Times today, giving an overview of the Obama administration's plan to put a million electric vehicles on the road by 2015--a plan he says is vitally important, highly ambitious, and totally possible. Seth glances on the history and near future of electric cars, a subject he explores at length in his book, Bottled Lightning: Superbatteries, Electric Cars, and the New Lithium Economy. You can check out an excerpt of the book here--it's a great read--and more from Seth about lithium battery tech here.
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.