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    Club Assist: Ready to save a stranded EV near you

    We've all heard the predictions of thousands of electric vehicles (EVs) stranded along the roadside, creating real world-victims of the dreaded "range anxiety" phenomena. Most drivers will never experience this, but if you're unfortunate enough to actually get stuck on the side of a road with an ...

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    GM: 90% of Chevy Volt customers are new to GM, most trading in a Prius

    General Motors says customers love their new Chevy Volts – and the number one vehicle they are leaving behind is the Toyota Prius. Quoting some interesting statistics from an early GM Volt Customer Satisfaction survey, GM's marketing manager for the Chevrolet Volt and EV Technologies, Rob ...

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    EDTA's Brian Wynne: "We don't do well with bans on choices"

    EDTA Chief rejects Euro-style interventions for EV market growth In an exclusive discussion with AutoblogGreen at the 2011 Electric Drive Transportation Association's (EDTA) annual conference this week in Washington, D.C., EDTA president Brian Wynne rejected EV-only mandates as a way to drive ...

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    EDTA 2011: "85 miles is the best case scenario" for Mitsubishi i electric

    Mitsubishi's much delayed electric car for America, the Mitsubishi i, will be launched with demo units in November 2011 for phase 1 markets in the West Coast U.S., followed by the North East region in March 2012 and a nationwide launch in the fall of 2012. Along with the attractive price of ...

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    DC 2010: EDTA president Brian Wynne: "This is not your father's automotive business"

    Brian Wynne, president of the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA), was a busy man at the Washington Auto Show/EDTA Conference this week. Considering all of the attention being focused on the industry his association represents, this isn't a big surprise. But, after almost six years ...

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    DC 2010: EVA/DC displays tasty home-brewed electric car collection *UPDATE

    EVA/DC booth at EDTA 2010 – Click above for a high-res image gallery
    What you're looking at in the picture above is not an early Aptera prototype. Nope. What this is, is the Solar Aztec, an old solar race car built by MIT that the members of the Electric Vehicle Association of Greater ...

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    DC 2010: NAS' li-ion battery cost predictions are too high, battery makers say

    During one of the sessions at the Electric Drive Transportation Association meeting here alongside the Washington Auto Show, our friend Felix Kramer from CalCars got an answer to a question that's been on his mind for a while: just how much will large-format lithium-ion batteries cost in five or ...

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    DC 2010: Would a federal diesel tax rebate be in order? Diesel coalition thinks so

    Last year, BorgWarner and Robert Bosch LLC founded the U.S. Coalition for Advanced Diesel Cars. For the first anniversary party, the group is present in the EDTA advanced technology section of the Washington Auto Show to announce three new menbers – Tenneco, Dow Automotive and Umicore ...

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    DC 2010: NRDC gives us some numbers to crunch about why tough standards are a good thing

    Among the gleaming vehicles on the Washington Auto Show floor, there are some policy and discussion sessions happening as well as part of the EDTA Conference. We thought a quick run through a presentation by Roland Hwang, the transportation program director for the Natural Resources Defense ...

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    EDTA 2008: EnerDel's Th!nk City

    Click above for high-res gallery of the EnerDel Th!nk City
    In the back corner of the EDTA Conference last week was the EnerDel booth featuring the prototype Th!nk City with EnerDel's lithium battery pack. We chatted with Ener1 Chairman and CEO Charles Gassenheimer about the car, the battery packs ...

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    EDTA 2008: Prototype Toyota plug-in Prius is locked, darn it

    click above image for a high-resolution gallery of the plug-in Prius
    At the EDTA Conference this week in DC, a nicely-decorated plug-in Prius sat in the Toyota booth. As you can see in this picture, the prototype was locked and this was duly noted in stickers on each door. We briefly spotted ...

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    EDTA 2008: Dueco Hybrid Power truck

    Click above image for high-res image gallery of the Dueco hybrid truck
    For big jobs, only a big hybrid will do. This is where the Dueco/Odyne plug-in hybrid (PHEV) trucks come in. These heavy duty vehicles can save 5-10 gallons of fuel a day, according to Dueco, and that adds up quickly, even ...

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    EDTA 2008: This is how ChargePoint's public electric car charging station will work

    Click above image to see a step-by-step gallery of the Chargepoint ystem
    Back in May, California-based Coulomb Technologies announced the "smartlet" public electric vehicle charging system. At this week's EDTA conference in Washington, DC, Coulomb has a working prototype on display (it was ...

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    CalCars: US customers could prepay for plug-in hybrids at $10,000 each

    click above image for a high-res gallery of the Ford Escape PHEV
    At the EDTA Expo in DC this week, Felix Kramer of CalCars is circulating a proposal to a.) help the auto industry and b.) bring more plug-in vehicles (PHEVs) to market. The idea is for customers to pre-pay for PHEVs now and take ...

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    EDTA 2008: The View from Congress

    It was very likely because of who the audience was, but all the panelists at today's "View from the Hill" seminar at the EDTA show agreed that electric drive is the way to go for the future of the American car. Congressional staffer JJ Brown, from Senator Orrin Hatch's (R-UT) office, Pat Bousliman, ...

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    EDTA 2008: GM shows off EcoCar Saturn Vue

    click above image for a high-resolution gallery of the GM EcoCar
    Last year, at the end of the Challenge X, GM announced the EcoCar competition for engineering students at universities in North America to rework a GM vehicle to be better and cleaner. The Challenge X teams worked on Chevrolet ...

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    EDTA 2008: Medium Speed Vehicle Coalition makes the case for 35 mph electric cars

    click above image for a high-resolution gallery of the Columbia Mega
    Right now, there are two types of electric passenger cars: low speed half-cars that appeal only to a small subset of drivers (see: Miles EV's current lineup, E-Z-Go golf carts, etc.) and highway speed vehicles that are either way ...

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    EDTA Conference: Final Overview

    All right, my last post on the EDTA Conference is now on the site. From here, I have to get ready for the entirely different experience of the Alt Car Expo in Santa Monica this weekend. But, sine I spent the last few days writing about what was on display and what was said at the EDTA Conference ...

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    EDTA Conference: how to land the fat government grants for advanced vehicle research

    Sure, the government has spent a heap of money promoting hybrids and hydrogen fuel cells and other green car technologies. But it shouldn't come as a surprise to many that the federal government has a lot more to give away. One of the sessions at last week's EDTA conference was dedicated to find ...

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    EDTA Conference: Miles Automotive chairman previews 2007 LA Auto Show

    The chairman and owner of Miles Automotive, Miles Rubin, gave a presentation at the EDTA Conference that was refreshing because it wasn't a PowerPoint slideshow. I admit those slides are a great way to show graphs and charts to a large audience, but they're also pretty boring. When Rubin got up to ...


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