Remember when electric cars were about as cool as corduroy jackets with elbow patches? When `electric car' meant a mobility scooter or some ridiculous town runabout made of old milk containers? Well, not any more because we've just entered an era where electric gullwing supercars from Mercedes Benz (come on, how cool is that?) and family cars that you'd be proud to have on your driveway are (or are about to be) production realities.
It's true, electric cars have been around since the mid the 19th century but 2011 marks an absolutely historic turning point. For the first time, manufacturers and governments are spending $billions to bring mass-market electric vehicles to a global audience. Electric cars are about to change our motoring landscape forever (you can probably tell we're a bit excited about it).
But there is a lot of scepticism and a lot misinformation out there - with professional journalists on board and unprecedented access to the industry, TheChargingPoint.com will become the definitive destination for those who just want the simple, un-spun truth about EVs.
Yes, the issues surrounding EVs can be intimidatingly complex, whether it's the technology, the environment, the politics or the pure emotional pitch of the arguments for and against. Which is why TheChargingPoint.com is here to help uncover the truth and present it in an easily-digestable format. We will be right at the heart of the debate.
You can also look forward to all the latest EV news, features, road tests, competitions, video, image galleries and a buying guide edited by experienced journalists and experts.
And on top of all that we'll have regular special guest contributors featured front-and-centre giving their insight and opinion about this exciting electric car revolution.