If the electric car
died, it has been very much revived by recent events: Ford
and power company Edison are to partner on the creation of vehicles capable of being plugged into a power outlet. The new cars won't dump the combustion engine completely, but instead opt for a hybrid
solution -- Ford is obviously not interested in cutting all its ties just yet. The precise details are to be unveiled at a press conference in California, so we won't know until then exactly how green the two companies are hoping to get. At least this time around the two companies are considering the infrastructure (hence the inclusion of a power company) rather than just focusing on the vehicles.