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Revenge of the Electric Car

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. A: Think Global’s Think City. The Think City, a two-seater with optional back seats for children, can travel at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour and go as far as 100 miles per charge, but it is also the most expensive, at about $37,500 before a tax credit.

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Chrysler unveils new electric minivan for the US Postal Service

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Thats such a pretty metallic blue; I would love to see these postal vehicles around my neighborhood. Clearly they do not intend on replacing those vehicles which is a shame because they make up a majority of the postal service vehicles in my city. Reply ↓ ↑ report 4 Kumar 1:03PM (4/22/2009) Indianapolis has boatloads of Chrysler minivans for its routes, so I imagine wed be a target city.

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Greenlings: Benefits of charging stations vs. battery swaps vs. home charging

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Of course, everything has its drawbacks and one problem with charging at home is that it is not an option available for some city dwellers. Although charging infrastructure is beginning to find its way into cities, it may be awhile until they are available in residential neighborhoods en masse. Think of it this way: a house tends to pull about 10KW. Think of it this way: a house tends to pull about 10KW. Think of a battery in laptops.

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Lotus and Harmon partner up to add sound to hybrids

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Alternatively, may we suggest the sound of the neighborhood ice cream truck? Reply ↓ ↑ report 2 Snoopy 3:47PM (4/17/2009) Its funny, because I was thinking about this over the past couple of days, while walking the streets of my relatively quiet neighbourhood. What about busy city streets?

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