Electric Cars are supposed to come

http://www.wired.com/autopia/2010/01/market-share-electric-plug-in-hybrids/

I'm not always in agreement with these reports.  I'll have to look closer at these stories, but from my perspective, the battery challenge is probably solved.  Not with Lithium ion or lithium air, or ni-cad, but with lead acid batteries. These are still focused on the consumer market, and still looking at redherrings.  Economies of scale will not be achieved with consumer based sales.  Not until there are straight forward recharge systems available.  Work/Home/etc. location need to have recharge points. 

I'm still crazy enough to believe in a virtual taxi fleet.  But this is not an incremental change scenario.  This is something that goes all at once in areas.  This along with automatic driving systems will create huge fleet capabilities.