If your car's ever refused to start in the morning, you'll be glad to know that today's Amazon Gold Box deal offers huge discounts on Schumacher battery chargers and maintainers.
This commercial for Die Hard Platinum batteries illustrates why expensive batteries are sometimes worth the price. Drive into the Mohave desert, shoot the truck's battery with a .458 caliber rifle, then it still works to start a truck. Very convincing.
There's an idea kicking around in the egghead community about a notion called V2G, or vehicle to grid, where parked hybrid or electric cars would be plugged into the city grid and used as a distributed power storage medium. Car owners would collect a fee as the cars would be used as a buffer to store power generated…