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Promoting Electric Vehicles Act of 2010: Live Senate Hearing

Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:59 am
by evnow
Have a few extra hours on hand and don't know what to do ?

http://energy.senate.gov/public/index.c ... 3b4ce8ba0b

FULL COMMITTEE HEARING: to receive testimony on policies to reduce oil consumption through the promotion of accelerated deployment of electric-drive vehicles, as proposed in S. 3495, the Promoting Electric Vehicles Act of 2010 (Hearing Room SD-366).

http://energy.senate.gov/public/index.c ... LiveStream

Re: Promoting Electric Vehicles Act of 2010: Live Senate Hearing

Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:38 am
by Bicster
Ooh, they're talking about the Leaf.

Mr. Alan Crane suggested the Leaf costs Nissan far more than the cost to the consumer. I doubt that, unless counting R&D costs.

Re: Promoting Electric Vehicles Act of 2010: Live Senate Hearing

Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 8:48 am
by Bicster
I like Frederick Smith.

Re: Promoting Electric Vehicles Act of 2010: Live Senate Hearing

Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:41 am
by AndyH
Thanks for the heads-up!

I, too, like Mr. Smith!

Re: Promoting Electric Vehicles Act of 2010: Live Senate Hearing

Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 9:47 am
by evnow
Anything useful in the hearing ?

The act itself will be quite important to us - in terms of tax credits for EVs and extension of credits for EVSE.

FedEx CEO on EVs and C02

Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:26 pm
by sjfotos
You can the article here: (2nd Story on the page)


http://www.thorr.eu/component/option,co ... Itemid,63/

and the paragraph of interest:

One part of the nearly two-hour hearing that jumped out at us was from Frederick Smith, the chairman, president and CEO of FedEx and also a member of the Electrification Coalition. Smith said:
In 2007, the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Electric Power Research Institute published a well-to-wheels analysis of several different automotive technologies fueled by a range of sources commonly used to generate power. Their analysis concluded that using a PHEV would reduce carbon emissions as compared to a petroleum-fueled vehicle even if all of the exogenous electricity used to charge the PHEV was generated at an old coal power plant. Whereas a conventional gasoline vehicle would be responsible for emissions, on average, of 450 grams of CO2 per mile, a PHEV that was charged with power generated at an old coal plant would be responsible for emissions of about 325 grams of CO2 per mile, a reduction of about 25 percent. Emissions attributable to the vehicle could be reduced to as low as 150 grams of CO2 per mile if the exogenous power was generated at a plant without carbon emissions and ranged between 200 and 300 grams of CO2 per mile if the power used was generated using other fossil fuel generation technologies. In other words, no matter where the power consumed by a PHEV is generated, the overall level of emissions attributable to its operation is lower than that of a conventional gasoline vehicle. The EPRI/NRDC study findings were consistent with a 2007 MIT study that examined the same issue.

Re: FedEx CEO on EVs and C02

Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:11 pm
by LTLFTcomposite
sjfotos wrote: and the paragraph of interest:

...Emissions attributable to the vehicle could be reduced to as low as 150 grams of CO2 per mile if the exogenous power was generated at a plant without carbon emissions...
So a 66% reduction is the best can do for EVs? Is that based on the other "carbon" inputs that go into putting the vehicle into service?

Re: FedEx CEO on EVs and C02

Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:25 pm
by Jimmydreams
LTLFTcomposite wrote:
sjfotos wrote: and the paragraph of interest:

...Emissions attributable to the vehicle could be reduced to as low as 150 grams of CO2 per mile if the exogenous power was generated at a plant without carbon emissions...
So a 66% reduction is the best can do for EVs? Is that based on the other "carbon" inputs that go into putting the vehicle into service?
They forgot about solar. ;)

Re: FedEx CEO on EVs and C02

Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:26 pm
by evnow
LTLFTcomposite wrote:
sjfotos wrote: and the paragraph of interest:

...Emissions attributable to the vehicle could be reduced to as low as 150 grams of CO2 per mile if the exogenous power was generated at a plant without carbon emissions...
So a 66% reduction is the best can do for EVs? Is that based on the other "carbon" inputs that go into putting the vehicle into service?
Why would that be ? Does it include emissions during making / breaking of the car ?

Re: Promoting Electric Vehicles Act of 2010: Live Senate Hearing

Posted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 6:53 pm
by evnow