EV Briefs, and Black Rock City & EVs

Plugs and Cars

A few items before I head out to Black Rock City for two weeks. Although Black Rock City probably has the worst air in the west during its brief annual existence, it is where I had my first electric transport epiphany. As Burning Man attempts to go green, here's to hoping they become the first American City to ban the internal combustion engine within its borders. Their Rechargeit.org campaign really makes the connections between renewable power and plug-in cars.

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Are You Plugged In?

Revenge of the Electric Car

In addition to Mr. Paulson, Coda’s founder Miles Rubin has attracted investments from other well-connected individuals, including Thomas “Mack&# McLarty, former chief of staff for President Clinton. Connect the investor to the electric-vehicle developer: A. Then there are a slew of fully electric small vehicles that are pinning their hopes on eco-conscious city dwellers who may not want to spend much more than $25,000 on a new technology.

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Trending Sources

US DOE progress report says 1M plug-ins by 2015 ambitious but achievable; not likely to be constrained by production capacity

Green Car Congress

The report concludes that while the 1-million unit goal is ambitious, it is also achievable based on steps already taken as part of the Recovery Act along with proposed additional policy initiatives including improvements to existing consumer tax credits, programs to help cities prepare for the growing demand for electric vehicles, and strong support for research and development to continue reducing the cost of electric vehicles. Ford Transit Connect EV. Think City EV.

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A More Detailed Look at a Prismatic Li-ion Cell and Pack Manufacturing Process

Green Car Congress

EnerDel is scheduled to ship its first cells and packs for the Think City EV on 1 March 2010. The lithium-ion version of the THINK vehicle will have 384 cells in its 25 kWh battery pack and a range of more than 100 miles. by Bill Cooke.

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