FuturePundit garnered some interesting comments after linking to the AP's EEStor article.
(Quick ethics point: WE have to read everything we post, which explains the trauma suffered by yours truly putting together the Fashion Issue).
...A game changer advance in batteries would revolutionize transportation and make the coming of "Peak Oil" a small problem. The cost of electric power for electrically powered travel is cheap. A low cost technology that makes electric cars feasible will enable nuclear, solar, and wind power to push our vehicles down the road for two or three pennies per mile.