Distressed about the recent lay-offs and tough news for Tesla Motors? Worried about what the proposed GM-Chrysler merger might mean for the American automobile industry -- both in terms of the overall economy and your ability to get a fly set of wheels for the future?
Well luckily my friend you have options... and you don't have to spend 17 years hand-building an awesome Lamborghini (like the one you saw in Cannonball Run!) in your garage like this
obsessed dedicated, creative DIYer! Need new wheels? Check out the mostly the same as last year brand new EPA list of most fuel-efficient 2009 models. If the Smart Fortwo cramps your 6'7" style or the Toyota Camry Hybrid is a little too, Camry, then you may want to check out the hybrid Ford Escape
or how about an electric Porsche?
The E-Ruf Porsche electric concept car hits the road in style.
Salivating yet? It seems you just may be able to dream of getting your hands on a hot sports car that is also much cleaner for the planet, without relying on visionary startups (which frankly, might not weather the economic crisis) or Big Auto (which frankly, has been killing green dreams for decades).
According to Road&Track, a new innovation coming from the engineering-proud Germanic peoples is the E-Ruf Electric Porsche Model A. Accompanied by sleek, glossy-quality photos of the sick modified Porsche 997, Road&Track provides a detailed car-guy review of the electric concept car, including a test drive.
Motorheads may know Ruf as a high-end sports tuner, and it's exciting to learn that such respected grease monkeys are focusing some of their passion and energy on going green, instead of just burning the most rubber. Seems like we're getting closer to a Toaster 66 view of riding the roads.
The concept's engine was built by the U.S. company UQM Technologies, and the range ain't too shabby.
Get the details on the cool car's specs, and find out how that test drive went, at Road&Track.
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