Quote Originally Posted by Peter Lemkin View Post
An even better idea for many locations [not rainy Europe just now...]
solar powered cars already exist....just don't expect anyone of the major car companies to really try to market and mass-produce them; they are in bed with the oil companies. http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...earch&aq=f&oq=
And that is the answer to the original question in this post: The damn oil companies.

As an aside, I'm still waiting for someone to actually invent the fictitious John Galt- (Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand)- motor: utilizing static electricity. It sounded like a great idea to me when I read that book (at age 18).
I also read something back in that era about a car that had been invented which ran on electricity. No car manufacturer in the US was interested, again, in bed with the oil companies.