More electric cars on market than you and I thought

Despite of having never seen any, there seem to be more electric cars on the market than I knew. And you probably did not know either.
We can clearly see a transition happening here from good old petrol only via hybrids (the second generation Toyota Prius dates back to 2000), then plug-in hybrids with an important gap-filler like the Chevrolet Volt being primary an electric car with backup power generator to plain electric cars, all which are already on the market. The transition is complete.

Purpose and bigger picture

I must admit that I am having one of those moments again.

I had WWF calling me to help protecting some cuddly animal. Last time it was a polar bear, then a panda and I have to admit I have forgotten what it was this time. While I love all those animals, I am also thinking about all the other hundreds of species that get extinct every year and that no one considers:
If the low estimate of the number of species out there is true – i.e. that there are around 2 million different species on our planet** –  then that means between 200 and 2,000 extinctions occur every year.