Electric Car Makers: Oregon Wants You - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com
Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven
APRIL 16, 2009
Last year Oregon had also aggressively negotiated with the Chinese carmaker, BYD , to manufacture its line of plug-in hybrids in the state for sale in the U.S.) So imagine a million electric cars on US roads which all need to change these batteries in say 2015. 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. If you charge with solar, is way less.