I'm Gettin' Wired!
When I first looked at the main page for http://www.wired.com/ I didn't know if I was in heaven or in chaos. There were so many colors and letters everywhere, it seemed like so much to look at. It was fun and overwhelming at the same time. I was attracted to the article about the Nissan Leaf EV.
I thought this article was cool but did find that it broke a main rule of journalism. If you're going to abbreviate something, you say what it stands for the first time and then you use the abbreviation after that. This article never tells you what EV is. I don't know if they figured that their audience is mainly geeks so they'd either know or figure it out the abbreviation’s significance. EV, I did figure out, stands for Electric Vehicle. I would recommend reading the article. The car seems cool but it has its definite downsides. You need to charge it like a cell phone and we all know what happens when you forget to charge your cell phone...you're stuck with silence. You can't forget or it can have bad consequences. The same goes for this car. It can only run so long without being charged. Also, Nissan will own the battery and you lease it however you own the car...weird.
The little links within the article take you to related articles. There are about nine links on this article. There is one where the writers of the website get to test drive this car and one that takes you to an article discussing the loan Obama gave to Tesla Motors for researching and funding these kinds of cars. All I know is that I want the car at the top of this link...it's sweet!
I found these links to be highly informative and cool. This topic interests me. I think it's fun to see what kinds of technology is out there for EV cars as a possible future consumer.