What's Wrong With This Picture: Tomorrow's Award Today Edition

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

Time Magazine goes ahead and gives an unproven, unavailable vehicle a “Best Invention of 2009” award.

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  • David C. Holzman David C. Holzman on Nov 16, 2009

    their purpose is to make money, not to provide useful info. but they are so unsubtle about it

  • MadHungarian MadHungarian on Nov 16, 2009

    Umm, excuuuuuse me, the mass market electric car was invented over a century ago! Is a 2010 Leaf far more capable and refined than a 1910 Baker Electric? Sure. A 2010 Mustang is far more capable than a 1910 Model T, too. But it doesn't mean we "invented" the gasoline powered car a couple of weeks ago.

  • TomH TomH on Nov 16, 2009

    Kinda like the Nobel Peace Prize, the award is for good intentions & perceived potential.

    • Jkross22 Jkross22 on Nov 17, 2009

      Some recent recipients of the 'prize' over the last 20 years include Jimmy Carter, Al Gore and Yasir Arafat. I think we can throw the 'good intentions' thing out the window. This is a group that advanced peace? Moreso than anyone else? Ay caramba.

  • Lug Nuts Lug Nuts on Nov 17, 2009

    If the stated 100-mile range is as optimistic as most marketing blurbs, it means real-world range during winter months in cold areas (northern U.S.) is probably 50-60 miles. That would pretty much rule the car out for a huge swath of mid- to long-distance commuters.