Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Test Drive a Tesla in New Hope This Weekend! & EV News Roundup

This just in -- what an opportunity, and right in my neck of the woods!  I have a major schedule squeeze on Saturday but if they can fit me in early I'll be there ...

Go Electric Roadster Tour
Saturday, December 4, 2010  
10am - 4pm
The Centre Bridge Inn
2998 North River Rd
New Hope, PA 18938
Test Drives Available by Appointment Only
To RSVP to this event, contact Michael Sexton at 646.996.3316 or   


Dan Monroe did not let Thanksgiving distract him from rounding up the latest EV news last week, but I failed to post it.  Whoops!   I'm sure nobody reading this missed the big story that the Chevy Volt was named Car of the Year by both Motor Trend and Automobile Magazine, though ... 

Here is this week's news (along with a sprinkling from last week):

Amping Up the Drive to Reduce Gasoline Consumption, GHG Emissions

Who Are The EV Charging Station Players?

London's Comprehensive Electric Vehicle Plan Takes Shape

Essex Credit Corporation to Finance CODA Sedan Purchases

Students Drive Electric Car From From Alaska to Argentina

Nissan LEAF Gets 99 MPG-e Rating from EPA

Volt Now Bests Prius in Overall Fuel Economy

German Firm Introduces All-electric Fiat 500

Honda Unveils the Fit EV Concept and a Plug-In Hybrid Platform 

Carlos Ghosn: Electric vehicle profitability may come "within next 3 years"

Coalition Issues Fleet Electrification Roadmap

Graphene supercapacitor breaks storage record

Bonus blast from the past: Before Who Killed the Electric Car?
The BBC's Samira Ahmed's 1996 report on the new all-electric EV1 reminds us that simply converting to EV's will not take care of automobile congestion on our highways; we also need to invest in public transportation.

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