Welcome to spring weather season. When the power goes out during a storm, it creates a small list of items that need to be addressed: Did an electrical surge fry the computer? Did the food in fridge go bad? Does the security system still work?
Dotting the campus at Duke University in North Carolina are charging stations for electric-powered vehicles. They look like tall, sexy gas pumps dressed in white and lime green. My friend who knows about such things says these pure electric vehicles are going to catch on, especially on the coasts. Not the Midwest? No, she says, because they have a battery limit of 120 miles, meaning a trip across a place like South Dakota or Montana is impractical, if not impossible.