Can Plug-in Cars Energize The Auto Industry? Experts discuss the future of electric cars, and whether bailout money with "green strings" attached might jolt Detroit into focusing on plug-in and hybrid cars. Find out about Tesla's slick plug-in sports car and a hybrid handcrafted for even more savings at the pump.

Can Plug-in Cars Energize The Auto Industry?

Can Plug-in Cars Energize The Auto Industry?

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Experts discuss the future of electric cars, and whether bailout money with "green strings" attached might jolt Detroit into focusing on plug-in and hybrid cars. Find out about Tesla's slick plug-in sports car and a hybrid handcrafted for even more savings at the pump.

Guests:

Sherry Boschert, vice-president, Plug In America, San Francisco, Calif.; author, Plug-In Hybrids: The Cars that Will Recharge America

Daniel Sperling, director of the Institute of Transportation Studies, University of California, Davis; member of the California Air Resources Board, automotive seat

JB Straubel, chief technical officer, Tesla Motors, Inc., San Carlos, Calif.

Tony Markel, senior engineer, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, Colo.