GM is promoting the non-existent Chevrolet Volt, telling Olympics viewers it will be manufactured in 2010, but that's not definite. They say its gasoline powers a "generator" which keeps on-board batteries juiced-up.
John McCain visited a GM factory and said if cars like the Volt, a plug-in gas/electric hybrid GM is developing, really do make it to market (still a question mark), "hundreds of thousands of jobs will be created." He's wrong.
Yes, it's good to see the mainstreaming of hybrid technology, but are hybrid Escalades, Tahoes, and Yukons really just the lipstick on a pig's philosophy at work - dressing up a bad thing to look a little better, ecologically speaking?