The 'Cell' eco car by Tom Kent has an electric engine, and solar panels are embedded on its side panels and rooftop. See other clever city cars below.
Implications - The electric vehicle is an innovation that isn't going anywhere -- indeed, the future of worldwide environmental stability depends on its success. So at this point, the question is how to construct, brand and advertise the right EV. Manufacturers capable of maintaining the allure and aesthetic tradition of modern cars while introducing futuristic green technology will attract the largest swathe of the car-driving population.