George Dubbya said that he is going to have the government kick in millions to develop a car/vehicle that runs on hydrogen.. OK, not a bad idea. Anything that replaces fossil fuel should be better for the planet, and our economy right??? So,, after whacking the US involvment with alternate energy research by 90%, GW is back into the energy business. But why??? For whom?? I work about 31 miles, round trip, away from home. A hybrid would be perfect for my needs. Relative straight, level roads. Potential for regeneration on the roads I take, and traffic I encounter.. Problem is that I have to buy the car from the Japs or I have to build it myself since no vehicle is currently made here. So,, why don't we also develop our own electric vehicles??? Somehow I get the feeling it is because with solar panels (PV electric) I could possibly cut out the gas pump completely/significantly to power my transportation vehicle. Then who would make money on me having to drive to work???