October 2011

Cracker Barrel adds first of 12 DC fast chargers in Tennessee

October 30, 2011
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Blink network installs one of their first DC fast charge stations Just under one year ago Cracker Barrel announced a plan to have electric vehicle (EV) charge stations strategically located around the state of Tennessee. As part of the EV Project Cracker Barrel projected a total of 24 EV charge stations, with 12 of these […]

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More info on New York City LEAF taxis

October 29, 2011
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Six cab operators to get LEAF free for one year So… what’s the catch? Nissan and New York City want to get feedback from drivers, owners, passengers, and the public about their experience. Sounds like a small price to pay to us. The pilot program will begin in the spring of 2012 with six model […]

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Nissan to provide their own hybrid powertrain

October 26, 2011
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Nissan developed new hybrid system in house After using the Toyota-developed hybrid system designed for the Camry in the Altima, Nissan is looking to offer the world their own take on this fast-growing segment of the industry. Nissan has been using this hybrid system in the Altima since 2007 and discontinued its use with the […]

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Mitsubishi i

October 24, 2011
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First deliveries of Mitsubishi i due in California in January Our article regarding the upcoming Chevrolet Spark EV prompted a discussion about what size EV is the right size. As with all things, it depends upon your situation. Perhaps a smaller vehicle is right for you. So let’s take a look at another LEAF alternative […]

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GM acknowledges all electric car market

October 23, 2011
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Chevy goes all electric Choosing to acknowledge that every major manufacturer is going to need an all electric vehicle in their lineup, Chevrolet has recently announced the introduction of the 2013 Chevrolet Spark – an all electric four passenger city car. And therein lies the problem, as we see it. The Spark is a GM […]

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Nissan LEAF sales less than robust in UK

October 21, 2011
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Is it the chicken, or is it the egg? We just pulled up Nissan LEAF sales in the United Kingdom (UK) market just for fun and were somewhat surprised at our findings. Through September LEAF sales total just 579 units sold to date. No matter how you slice it, that isn’t a big number. Let’s […]

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EV Project update for San Diego

October 18, 2011
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EV Project nowhere close to projections We had high hopes for the EV Project lo these many months ago. Based on their original information, the project would put into place an electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure that would provide a kick start to the industry. Six states plus the District of Columbia. 18 cities or metropolitan areas. […]

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CVRP update

October 17, 2011
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$15 million to be released soon At the National Plug In Day celebration in San Diego, the California Center for Sustainable Energy provided an informative update on the status of the California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project (CVRP). For those unfamiliar with the project, for the 2010-2011 fiscal year, the project was funded with $5 million […]

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National Plug In Day – San Diego style

October 16, 2011
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Not all EVs are LEAFs San Diego celebrated National Plug In Day today at the California Center for Sustainable Energy (CCSE) in Kearny Mesa, along with over two dozen cities all across America. The San Diego event was well attended, only partially driven by the free tacos proved by CCSE. You have seen photos with […]

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National Plug In Day – Sunday, October 16

October 12, 2011

Cities across US to draw attention to plug-in electric vehicles On Sunday, the 16th of October, cities all over the United States will be celebrating the adoption of the electric vehicle (EV). Each of the four corners of the US will be involved as cities from Southern California to New Hampshire and Washington to Florida […]

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