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

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Furthermore, changing the battery pack on say a Toyota Prius often costs a fortune, at least in most European countries, so such cars better be VERY cheap, but they’re not. Li is now the same cost of AGM, sealed lead batteries and soon will be as cheap as and replace lead batteries in EV’s because they weight 1/3-1/4 the weight/cap. April 17, 2009 12:17 am Link New Toshiba Battery Recharges In 90 Seconds, Faster Than Gas Pump — hsr0601 Add your comments.

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

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A key thing, he said, will be to recharge the batteries at an acceptable time for the electricity grid — to “make sure people aren’t charging at the very peak, peak time,” like late afternoon when the electricity grid is already weighted down by demands like air conditioning. Battery recharging would typically take two to four hours, he said. Home Page Todays Paper Video Most Popular Times Topics Search All NYTimes.com Energy & Environment World U.S.

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