Electric cars are now becoming a reality! The Tesla Roadster is in production, the Chevrolet Volt will be out next year, Nissan, Chrysler, Ford, Smart, Lotus, and Mitsubishi are all coming out with their versions of an electric car.
It appears that putting those cars into racing is the next step! The Monte Carlo Rally For Alternative Energy Vehicles is where this is starting!
The Tesla Roadster actually won the event in the electric car category. It completed the 241 miles of the rally with 38 miles of range left in the batteries.