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Re: Leafs Over Texas!

Thu Jun 24, 2010 6:26 am

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Re: PlugInTexas.org

Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:11 pm

jhm614 wrote:I have sent in my Preregistration email for the June 23rd event -- should be interesting!

j.


Any news from the June 23rd EV event?

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Re: PlugInTexas.org

Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:12 am

AndyH wrote:
jhm614 wrote:I have sent in my Preregistration email for the June 23rd event -- should be interesting!

j.


Any news from the June 23rd EV event?


I wasn't able to leave work early :(
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Re: PlugInTexas.org

Thu Jul 01, 2010 1:17 pm

jhm614 wrote:I wasn't able to leave work early :(


That I understand. Thanks Jason!

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Re: Leafs Over Texas!

Thu Jul 01, 2010 2:32 pm

Plug-In Texas reports that Austin is a roll-out city for the Volt. That should at least give us a boost in 'charger' infrastructure on I10.

Plug-In Texas wrote:Plug-In Texas welcomes today’s announcement by General Motors CEO Ed Whitacre, naming Austin as a launch city for the Chevy Volt.

As part of its corporate renaissance, GM has led in developing the electric vehicle and Texans will now have the chance to be early adopters of the latest transportation technology.

GM recognizes the strong interest in EVs not only in Austin, but in all of Texas’s urban areas for the adoption of electric vehicles.

EVs are clearly a win-win for Texas: a win for Texas drivers on operating costs and convenience; EVs are a win for the environment, contributing to improvement in urban air quality; and, the deployment of EVs strengthens the nation’s energy security.

Plug-In Texas is committed to raising awareness of electric vehicles and their economic and environmental benefits in the Lone Star State. Today’s announcement by GM’s Ed Whitacre demonstrates that momentum for EVs in Texas is growing.

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Re: Leafs Over Texas!

Thu Jul 01, 2010 3:03 pm

AndyH wrote:Plug-In Texas reports that Austin is a roll-out city for the Volt. That should at least give us a boost in 'charger' infrastructure on I10.


Yes - but GM is more interested in showing off how Volt can run on gas rather than battery. They seem to think they should steal from 15K Leaf customers rather than convince some of the 10 Million who buy a gas car every year. Lame.
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Re: Leafs Over Texas!

Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:56 pm

I don't understand the business case for charger infrastructure for the Volt. It runs on gas already. It only goes 40 miles electric only. Nobody is going to stop and juice it up on a long trip.

There's little point in a 240V EVSE for the Volt, either. It charges fast enough from 110V.
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Re: Leafs Over Texas!

Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:08 pm

Bicster wrote:I don't understand the business case for charger infrastructure for the Volt.


Opportunity charging. If you can charge it fast, you are going to get 40 miles of fossil-free driving everytime you stop when for a break.

For daily commuting the charger infrastructure is even more crucial than Leaf - to make sure your daily commute is oilfree. Just see how many people here talk about trying to get a charger at the work place. With just a third of usable battery capacity Volt may give just 25 miles of electric range in highway driving (if we think Leaf will give 75 miles). This will make people with longer commutes angry if on the way back they are using oil everyday.
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Re: Leafs Over Texas!

Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:11 pm

Imagine how excited BEV owners are going to be when they show up at a charger only to find a Volt monopolizing it.

I still think most Volt owners aren't going to give a rat's ass about opportunity charging. It's not something most people will go out of their way to do, when they don't have to. Home charging, yes.

The Volt is definitely not going to inspire charging infrastructure along I-10.
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Re: Leafs Over Texas!

Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:14 pm

Bicster wrote:I still think most Volt owners aren't going to give a rat's ass about opportunity charging.


Probably true. People who would care about such things probably buy an EV anyway ...

ps : If I was single or we had only one car, I'd buy Volt and charge it as much as possible everywhere to cut down on oil consumption ...
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