During the Plug-in 2009 conference in Long Beach, California last week, the most passionate advocates for plugging in their cars came out in droves for the public night. Seems that once people get a taste of plugging in their car instead of sucking down fuel at the gas station, they really, really like it. The panel for the evening was made up of Chris Paine, director of Who Killed The Electric Car? and the forthcoming follow-up; Chelsea Sexton, star of the first film and well-known plug-in vehi
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Without looking at the law in every jurisdiction, we can say with some certainty that It is illegal to sell electricity in the U.S. unless you're a utility company. Originally intended to keep shady landlords from overcharging tenants for power, this law creates a bit of a problem for companies, like Coulomb Technologies, that want to get into the electric vehicle charging station business. At the Plug-In 2009 conference in Long Beach this week, we spoke with Coulomb's Mike DiNucci, who told us
Nissan LEAF's "100% Torque" advertising line meant to push driving heritage (and don't forget 367 mpg)
Nissan isn't being shy about introducing a slightly new wrinkle into the public awareness of electric vehicles with its "100% Torque" tagline for the new Nissan LEAF. We asked Mark Perry, director of product planning and advanced technology strategy for Nissan NA, about the line and he said that it's pretty simple. Nissan has a long history of the building cars that provide a memorable driving experiences, Perry said, and in order to set itself apart from the coming EV rush – at least in c
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We'll start with the numbers: $1,995 will get you a 2 kWh plug-in battery pack for your second-generation Toyota Prius; $2,995 will get you a 4 kWh pack (the installation feel and the $95 delivery charge are extra). For your two or three grand, you can reach "the holy grail of achieving 100 mpg."