Albeit more expensive. I had imagined plug-ins to be the eventual compromise our energy situation would force, just not this fast.
In less than 7 years, Mercedes-Benz plans to ditch petroleum-powered vehicles from its lineup. Focusing on electric, fuel cell, and biofuels, the company is revving up research in alternative fuel sources and efficiency. [More]Still, as a proponent of using less oil as a solution to our increasingly snarled energy-political-economic problems, this classifies as hopeful news.
I'm still trying to dope out what combines will look like, though.