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More EVs, Faster Charging

Plugs and Cars

I only wish GM had the smarts back in the day to have rebranded the EV1 as a Caddy and continued limited run production. The first Level III chargers deployed by Etec will offer free juice. It's official, the Cadillac Converj is to be the second extended-range electric vehicle after the Volt. They showed a prototype Electric C30.

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What the Nissan Leaf Has Taught Us About Natural Disaster Recovery

Blink Charging

The Leaf models were used as portable power stations , with enough juice to power the average Japanese home for four days, power 6,200 smartphones, or run 100 elevator round trips in a 48-story building. . “I worked for an electric utility in the ’90s and performed hurricane restoration duties in a GM EV1.

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The trials of public charging, part 2 (of many to come)

Plugs and Cars

Problem #2: It needs to be noted (especially by new drivers) that the electrons don't just flow from many of these public J-plugs when you plug into the car as they do for the previous generation - EV1s and RAV4 EVs. Juice flows. Take that every way it can be taken. You plug it in, but nothing happens. You see the credit card symbols.

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False Starts: The Story of Vehicle-to-Grid Power

Cars That Think

Forerunner of the famous EV1, the Impact was regarded as the most advanced electric car of its day, thanks to its solid-state power controls, induction motor, and integrated charger. In early 2000, when GM announced it had ceased production of the EV1, it signaled that the automaking establishment was abandoning battery electric cars.

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Greentech Media | ECOtality CEO: Fast Charging and Why Battery Swapping Is Doomed

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

We were successful with this before – remember the EV1?) You will be able to charge your car at home at night in three to eight hours, but never be in fear of “running out of juice” because a fast-charge opportunity will be available right around the corner at Starbucks, Safeway, Wal-Mart or your local shopping mall.

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GM Says Chevrolet Volt Won't 'Pay the Rent' | Autopia from Wired.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Posted by: AJ | Apr 13, 2009 3:24:59 PM Dont buy the hype, version 1 was the EV1 which GM released in 1996. Posted by: J-Bob | Apr 13, 2009 4:48:10 PM "Dont buy the hype, version 1 was the EV1 which GM released in 1996. Posted by: canderson | Apr 13, 2009 5:02:50 PM The EV1 gave drivers 80 miles on a charge. Thats right.

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The Reality of Fast Charging for Electric Vehicles

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

When GM installed chargers for the EV1 they used a 50amp 220V circuit that could pump over 6KW into the batteries. You could leave Los Angeles and drive to Baker, stop and have a meal while the car recharges, and have plenty of juice to make it to your hotel in Vegas. Some industrial sites are even set up with 440V 3 phase service.