I wasn't able to leave work earlyAndyH wrote:Any news from the June 23rd EV event?jhm614 wrote:I have sent in my Preregistration email for the June 23rd event -- should be interesting!
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.
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.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.
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.Bicster wrote:I don't understand the business case for charger infrastructure for the Volt.
Probably true. People who would care about such things probably buy an EV anyway ...Bicster wrote:I still think most Volt owners aren't going to give a rat's ass about opportunity charging.