February 2011

Estimated delivery week of March 25, 2011

February 28, 2011

4 week notice on Nissan’s dashboard It was with some surprise this morning when we opened our Nissan LEAF dashboard to find a new estimated delivery date – week of March 25, 2011. Which only heightened our confusion regarding the delivery of our LEAF. March 25, 2011 is a Friday. So does Nissan’s estimated delivery […]

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Racing improves the breed

February 27, 2011

Even the electric breed Somehow, we have missed this until now. In 2009, the forward looking EV Cup was created in the United Kingdom with the idea of racing full electric, zero emission electric cars. The idea is the promotion of EVs as not only real cars, but fun to drive vehicles that offer performance […]

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To be foolish or not

February 26, 2011

When Fools are right When David fights Goliath, bet on Goliath is the title of a recent article on The Motley Fool. After taking a quick look at it, we have to agree. For every new electric vehicle (EV) sold, there will be potentially several EV charging stations sold. Nissan has already gone on record […]

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First EV crash test rating (in Europe)

February 25, 2011

European New Car Assessment Programme tests Mitsubishi i-MiEV The European New Car Assessment Programme (Euro NCAP) performed the first electric vehicle (EV) safety test to date on the Mitsubishi i-MiEV which came away with a four star safety rating (out of five). The i-MiEV will also be marketed as the the Citroën C-Zero and Peugeot […]

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New Lithium-Ion Battery Technology?

February 24, 2011

Or is it? The Journal of the American Chemical Society reports the development of a new lithium ion (Li-ion) battery that can store large amounts of energy in a small package with high rate capacity. Which means this could be a great battery for future electric vehicles (EVs). With funding from the Korea Science and […]

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They just don’t get it

February 23, 2011

What is an electric vehicle? Why is it that if one does not understand a thing, it must be a bad thing, therefore one must speak against it? We read stories on a daily basis about what an electric car is and what an electric car isn’t and what an electric car should be. It […]

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The EV Project to start residential installations

February 22, 2011

Los Angeles and San Diego to receive first installations We recently reported that the Blink Level 2 charging station received UL approval. Today ECOtality will begin in-home installations. Taking a page from the Nissan LEAF publicity manual, ECOtality will install units in Los Angeles and San Diego today, in the Portland, Oregon region tomorrow, Seattle […]

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Chicago to install almost $9 million EV infrastructure

February 21, 2011

Chicago shows strong EV support Chicago has plans to be a leader in the electric vehicle (EV) segment. Not satisfied with plans that other areas have to emphasize Level 2 charging, Chicago is a big supporter of DC fast charge stations with more than a quarter of all planned installations being of the fast charge […]

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Where is Honda in the EV world?

February 20, 2011

Last part in a series on the state of electric cars for the American consumer Honda’s EVs play second fiddle to Hydrogen While Honda plans to bring a Fit EV to market in the United States in 2012, the hydrogen fuel cell powered Honda FCX Clarity became EPA certified in July 2002, ten years prior. […]

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Have out of town family visiting

February 19, 2011

Look for a post tomorrow!

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