EV Infrastructure: Build it, & They Will Come

Discussion in 'EV (Electric Vehicle) Discussion' started by hill, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. hill

    hill High Fiber Member

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    When CA legislators 1st planned for Zero emission cars, it was in the 1990's. Now Nissan is setting up charging infrastructue & EV's, without the state holding a gun to their head. The 1st EV infrastructure was limited to a few spots where the RAV4-EV's, the EV-1's and a few other EV's would be leased (and in a handfull of exceptions, sold).

    Enter 2010, and the Nissan Leaf. About 4 weeks ago, the San Francisco Bay area anounced plans to work with Nissan to set up charging stations. These will supplement home charging, while much of the non-home design will be for fast charge. Slowly the industry is making the commitment:

    http://www.nissanusa.com/leaf-electric-car/news-expanded.jsp?item=22#/car/intro

    I hope Nissan's effort is colaterally building a fire under Toyota's feet.
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  2. JimN

    JimN Let the games begin!

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    If the places are convenient & reasonably priced I believe they will succeed. The charging interface also needs to be standardized.
     
  3. efusco

    efusco Moderator Emeritus
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    +1 Jim, price needs to be fair, interface universal.