A Daily Jolt Of Electric Cars

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Here is a look at what is happening worldwide with the electric drive and related stories.

  • ClipperCreek Charging Station.  ClipperCreek is announcing a new charging stations available immediately, according to their press release on Reuters.  The company announced a fully compatible SAE-J1772 Level 2 upgrade package available for $2,000 in early 2010 UL listed.
  • HEVs and EVs About Making Noise.  The debate is still on about whether or not hybrids, HEV and pure electric cars, EVs should make noise to warn pedestrians and cyclists.  The EnergyCollective, via Joseph Romm asks the question to none other than Chelsea Sexton and has intriguing insights.  All in all, both drivers and pedestrians need to be careful, period.
  • BYD At The 7th China International Automobile Exhibition.  BYD will show its 3 HEVs and EVs, the F3DM, F6DM, and e6 at the 7th China International Automobile Exhibition on November 24 in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, according to Alibaba.
  • More On The Los Angeles Auto Show 2009 Design Challenge.  New concepts never cease to amaze us with these fascinating and sleek ideas via RegHardware.
  • Volt SS Anyone? For those who are having an already hard time wrapping their heads around the Volt, GM is also flirting with the idea of a SS version of the Volt, according to fellow Examiner Philip Alex.  What, how, where and when?  It is a possibility according to Lutz.  Anything for a little publicity and we are eager to see how a Volt can be turned into a SS.

That’s it for now, stay tuned for more.

4 thoughts on “A Daily Jolt Of Electric Cars”

  1. Hi Canada Guy, we can’t agree with everything you say. We not only feel but see electric cars are far better than gas cars and as time goes, more alternative clean energy will come to shoulder the extra electricity demand. We wholeheartedly agree with electrified transportation.

    Of course, nothing is black or white and there are pitfalls introducing a new cleaner energy for vehicles. Yes, we still need long distance vehicles but that is a small fraction of what consumers need. Think about it, 80% of US drivers (we assume Canada numbers are close) drive less than 40 miles a day. The need for longer distance traveling will be answered with better fuel efficient ICE technology and slowly phased with PHEVs.


    The Electricnick.com team.

  2. I agree electric cars are better, especially if we can increase transit and improve long distance transportation. That way we can reduce the total number of cars needed, which makes it easier to switch to electric, and decreases the load on the power stations. But I think the idea of every house having a car (or several) will have to go. This certainly won’t ever be possible in the third world, electric or otherwise.

  3. That’s a very good point and a touchy sensitive one. We cannot sustain our way of living without damaging the environment, at least here in the West.

    Ideally we will need an EV and rent something for longer trips. Renting makes so much sense. Europe is a step ahead of us here with their high gas price and train system.

    Again, it falls back on educating consumers and getting rid of old habits of having more than we need. Another fun topic.

    Thanks for your insightful comment.

    The Electricnick.com team.

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