Electric car gets rural trial

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According to the BBC , the car, which can tow its own wind turbine, was ordered after a Highland Council-commissioned report forecasted a decline in filling stations. It takes about 10 hours to recharge and can tow a small wind turbine on a trailer for charging in remoter areas. Electric cars may no longer the reserve of the city, after the Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) in the Scottish Highlands took delivery of an adapted Vauxhall Astra.

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

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Wind, hydro, DC transmission lines, and smart grid electronics are also Portland strengths. The small electric will be king and batteries a valuable commodity, so valuable in fact, they will have to be wielded in to prevent theft by the Solar, Wind, Wave, Tidal, folks for their home installations! April 17, 2009 12:17 am Link New Toshiba Battery Recharges In 90 Seconds, Faster Than Gas Pump — hsr0601 Add your comments.

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

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

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. Wind, solar and nuclear could easily change our electrical sources.

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Electric-Car Fans Rally Around the Volt - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

The fuel engine on the Volt is used to run the generator to recharge the battery when a trip exceeds 40 miles, and it’s rage on a full tank is around 400 miles. People are scared that they’ll get stuck and have no way of charging the batteries, hey I have an idea why not build a wind turbine on the roof that way as you drive the turbine spins and charges the battery.

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