Electric cars are going to suck in the immediate future for one big reason: you have to charge them, which usually takes hours. A New Zealand company wants to solve that with inductive chargers built into roads that'll keep your car topped off, while you drive.
The main drawback of electric cars is recharging them. Unlike refilling a gas tank, charging a battery takes some time. And if you run out of juice, you don't want to get stuck waiting overnight for your car to recharge. But this car uses induction charging to get its power, and on a specially-made track, it can charge up right from the road it's driving on.