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Opinion: Why Buffett Bet A Billion On Solar: Miles Per Acre Per Year

Green Car Congress

During the late innings of the ICE-age (as in the Internal Combustion Engine age) it has become clear that feeding gasoline and diesel to the next billion new cars is not going to be easy, or cheap. The cost to operate an EV, per mile, is already well below the cost to drive a standard ICE-age model, and the advantage is likely to widen. By contrast, at 25 miles per $3 gallon of gasoline, those miles cost 12 cents each. by Henry Hewitt for Oilprice.com.

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Electric Cars and a Smarter Grid - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Analysts are sanguine about this kind of thing becoming more common — someday. I would say that electricity is a vastly superior fuel for the light vehicle fleet,” said Willett Kempton , a professor and alternative energy specialist at the University of Delaware. Most days, most cars are going to have lots of extra battery capacity,” said Mr. Kempton, noting that on average, American automobiles get driven for just one hour each day. but not all of it.

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Electric Car Makers: Oregon Wants You - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

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Ted Kulongoski behind the wheel of Nissan’s prototype electric vehicle. In a flurry of electric vehicle activity, three back-to-back announcements this week have placed a spotlight on Oregon’s plans to be the friendliest state in the nation in which to build, sell and buy electric cars. Finally, in a first-of-its-kind partnership in the United States, Mitsubishi announced a strategic alliance with Oregon to develop an electric car charging infrastructure in the state.