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Club Assist: Ready to save a stranded EV near you

We've all heard the predictions of thousands of electric vehicles (EVs) stranded along the roadside, creating real world-victims of the dreaded "range anxiety" phenomena. Most drivers will never experience this, but if you're unfortunate enough to actually get stuck on the side of a road with an EV with no juice, Club Assist and your local auto club might be ready to ride to the resc

GM: 90% of Chevy Volt customers are new to GM, most trading in a Prius

2011 Chevy Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery

EDTA's Brian Wynne: "We don't do well with bans on choices"

EDTA Chief rejects Euro-style interventions for EV market growth

Oregon becomes first state to receive EDTA's E-Visionary Award

Oregon Governor Ted Kulongoski, along with Tim McCabe, director of the state's Business Development Program, have accepted the Electric Drive Transportation Association's (EDTA) E-Visionary Award honoring the state for its leadership in transitioning towards a future of electrified transportation. The award recognizes Oregon's mass

DC 2010: EDTA president Brian Wynne: "This is not your father's automotive business"

Brian Wynne, president of the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), was a busy man at the Washington Auto Show/EDTA Conference this week. Considering all of the attention being focused on the industry his association represents, this isn't a big s

DC 2010: EVA/DC displays tasty home-brewed electric car collection *UPDATE

EVA/DC booth at EDTA 2010 – Click above for a high-res image gallery

DC 2010: NAS' li-ion battery cost predictions are too high, battery makers say

During one of the sessions at the Electric Drive Transportation Association meeting here alongside the Washington Auto Show, our friend Felix Kramer from CalCars got an answer to a question that's been on his mind for a while: just how much wil

DC 2010: Would a federal diesel tax rebate be in order? Diesel coalition thinks so

Last year, BorgWarner and Robert Bosch LLC founded the U.S. Coalition for Advanced Diesel Cars. For the first anniversary party, the group is present in the EDTA advanced technology section of the Washington Auto Show to announce three new menbers – Tenneco, Dow Automotive and Umicore – and to explain that the late

DC 2010: NRDC gives us some numbers to crunch about why tough standards are a good thing

Among the gleaming vehicles on the Washington Auto Show floor, there are some policy and discussion sessions happening as well as part of the EDTA Conference. We thought a quick run through a presentation by Roland Hwang, the transportation program director for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), would be a good thing for our more detailed-oriented

EDTA 2008: EnerDel's Th!nk City

Click above for high-res gallery of the EnerDel Th!nk City

EDTA 2008: Prototype Toyota plug-in Prius is locked, darn it

click above image for a high-resolution gallery of the plug-in Prius

EDTA 2008: This is how ChargePoint's public electric car charging station will work

Click above image to see a step-by-step gallery of the Chargepoint ystem

CalCars: US customers could prepay for plug-in hybrids at $10,000 each

click above image for a high-res gallery of the Ford Escape PHEV

EDTA 2008: The View from Congress

It was very likely because of who the audience was, but all the panelists at today's "View from the Hill" seminar at the EDTA show agreed that electric drive is the way to go for the future of the American car. Congressional staffer JJ Brown, from Senator Orrin Hatch's (R-UT) office, Pat Bousliman, the natural resources adviser to the Senate Finance Committee, and Mike Carr, counsel to the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Com

EDTA 2008: GM shows off EcoCar Saturn Vue

click above image for a high-resolution gallery of the GM EcoCar

EDTA 2008: Medium Speed Vehicle Coalition makes the case for 35 mph electric cars

click above image for a high-resolution gallery of the Columbia Mega

Alt Car Expo: Q&A with Roy Graham on Altairnano batteries, Phoenix electric SUV

While the Barker Hanger was still mostly empty on Friday, the day before the Alt Car Expo starts in Santa Monica, I caught up with the Phoenix Motors and Altairnano crew standing next to the electric Phoenix SUV prototype. Bryon Bliss and Daniel Elliot of Phoenix Motors said the SUV is currently going through safety testing, just like any other vehicle destined for commercial sales. In fact, that was their main message, that the electric SUV will drive and feel like an ICE SUV. The 480 ft lbs. o

EDTA Conference: Final Overview

All right, my last post on the EDTA Conference is now on the site. From here, I have to get ready for the entirely different experience of the Alt Car Expo in Santa Monica this weekend. But, sine I spent the last few days writing about what was on display and what was said at the EDTA Conference (you can see the titles of all those stories in the links at the end of this post) I now realize that there are a few tidbits that didn't find a home anywhere els

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