Some time ago I mentioned this promising project called Hiriko a small electric city car following the concept by MIT . It seems a great idea but not always great ideas become real things, because the way to the great public is hard.
Nevertheless I read two positive news about this project in the last months, this piece of news in the very prestigious thinkprogress web , and this one mentioning the interest of the German railways on it.
None of them means real life success but they are small steps towards it. And this is hopeful for me because transportation is one of the key aspects of Climate Change and needs maybe more innovation than others due to the lack of maturity of the alternative technologies.