I remember coveting the old GM EV1, and assured my pals I was getting one as soon as I scrounged up enough money to make a purchase. They were so space-y and futuristic, how could I say no? And as you may have guessed, I was devastated when they disappeared from the roads completely! So when I heard the news that the Federal Government will be dishing out $30 million over the next eight years to fund a new breed of hybrid electric car, I felt some excitement leftover from dreaming about my precious EV1. Will I finally get to drive my very own electric car?

Not that there aren't already some pretty hot looking electrics about to hit the road, but does government funding mean that there may be a more affordable option for those of us who can't afford the Tesla Roadster? If that's the case, would you drive a hybrid electric car?