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    Electric vehicles not a problem for Texas grid

    I would think if you were to draft a list of the top three "fear factors" impinging mass adoption of electric vehicles, it might look something like this... The battery pack pooping out miles away from home Electric shock Power outages Trip Doggett, CEO of the Electric Reliability ...

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    Study: Electric, hybrid vehicle badges could get bigger to help first responders

    For first responders approaching a crashed Nissan Leaf, it can be easy to recognize that the car is a plug-in electric vehicle and that a specific set of safety practices must be followed. But what about the upcoming Honda Accord Plug-In Hybrid? Unless you really know your stuff, it sure looks ...

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    Followup: Chevy Volt fire to prompt new safety procedures?

    In the aftermath of a Chevrolet Volt catching fire at a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration test facility, NHTSA may move to require electric vehicle batteries to be drained after major wrecks. The Detroit Free Press reports that the agency is contemplating issuing a ruling, but a ...

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    Continental's evSAT detects plug-in vehicle accidents, remotely cuts high-voltage power

    Continental, an automotive parts supplier, has developed a satellite-linked sensor for plug-in autos that detects accidents and immediately cuts the vehicle's high-voltage battery current. This allows first responders to rescue injured drivers and passengers without the risk of suffering a ...

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    Nissan releases Leaf emergency responder guide

    When responding to an emergency situation involving an electric vehicle, trained personnel are urged to take special precautions. For instance, if emergency responders have to rescue a person from a battery-powered vehicle, they are told to first ensure that the car's high-voltage system has been ...

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    GM getting in to the guts of Chevy Volt safety with first responders [w/video]

    Chevy Volt First Responder Training – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Hope for the best, prepare for the worst, right? That's what General Motors is doing with a series of nationwide training sessions for emergency first responders to get them ready for the first private Chevrolet ...

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    Video: First responders discuss Chevrolet Volt safety training

    Firefighter cuts up a Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Last week, General Motors announced that it would providing a series of special training sessions for emergency first responders later this year in preparation for the launch of the Chevrolet Volt. Firefighters and other ...

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    Chevrolet and OnStar to train emergency responders on electric vehicle technology

    Firefighter cutting open crash-tested Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When the Chevrolet Volt and Nissan Leaf go on sale late this year, they will be just the first of a wave of new battery powered vehicles that will hit the streets over the next several years. Undoubtedly it ...


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