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Plug In Car Roundup: "Real" vs Compliance

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Plug In Car Roundup: "Real" vs Compliance
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We revisit John Voelcker's "real" car test, and see where the different available plug-in models stand a year later. What are some possible pros and cons of compliance car programs, for the market and for consumers?

Of course compliance
vehicle sales are tiny;
they're supposed to be

In May 2012, John Voelcker published a great article where he proposed a "real car" test for BEVs:

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What is the Most Affordable EV?

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What is the Most Affordable EV?
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As EV prices drop, find out which manufacturers are offering the most affordable EVs today.
Last week we had an Earth Day celebration at my work, where 10 EV drivers brought their EVs to display and answer questions.

Mitsubishi Level 1 Cordset

OEM cordset that comes with the Mitsubishi i.

Manufactured by Panasonic.

Features

  • Power: 0.96 kW operation (120VAC@8A)

Third-party upgrades available

EVSEUpgrade offers the following services

  • 1.92 kW (240VAC) operation - $239
  • 3.12 kW (240VAC@13A) operation - $287

Fuji FRCH50B-2-01

This is Fuji Electric's 50 kW model, and was one of the first models chosen by EVOasis in California.

According to TonyWilliams at MyNissanLEAF, the charger can communicate with other units so that the overall load is kept below a user configured threshold. The charger can be configured with two nozzles, so that a second car can be queued up and start charging when the first car is done.

    Features
  • Compliance: Chademo Rev0.9

Mitsubishi Motors MiEV power BOX

This adapter plugs into a CHAdeMO connector and is capable of supplying up to 1500 watts of AC electricity from the power stored in the vehicle's drive battery.

Mitsubishi has announced an April 27 market date for this adapter. It will be available as a dealer option when purchasing an i-MiEV and will sell for 149,800 yen, including tax (US $1,822)

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First Time Fast Charging

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First Time Fast Charging
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Recently, I took a quick trip from Santa Monica down to Cypress, CA. to the headquarters of Mitsubishi USA to visit with David Patterson, Chief Engineer, Mobile Emissions Regulatory Affairs & Certification for Mitsubishi's R&D division.
Recently, I took a quick trip from Santa Monica down to Cypress, CA. to the headquarters of Mitsubishi USA to visit with David Patterson, Chief Engineer, Mobile Emissions Regulatory Affairs & Certification for Mitsubishi's R&D division.
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National Plug In Day: An Accidental EV Wrangler

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National Plug In Day: An Accidental EV Wrangler
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Former Plug In America board member Alexandra Paul describes the process of rounding up hundreds of EVs for National Plug In Day's flagship event: history's biggest EV parade.

208 Alexandra Paul and her Chevrolet Volt, July 28, 2011I have a lifelong phobia of organizing get-togethers. I avoid anything more complicated than having my book club over for a potluck.

So what did I say when Zan Dubin Scott, Plug In America's Communications Director, asked me to recruit EVs for National Plug In Day’s Santa Monica parade?

I said yes, of course.

Did I mention she wanted to make it the biggest assembly of plug-in vehicles in the world?

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Reaching Out to Auto Dealers

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Reaching Out to Auto Dealers
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Plug In America went to the heart of the retail automotive industry in our first booth and press conference at the 2011 National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) conference. Read what auto execs, dealers, and the media that serve them are saying about plug-in vehicles.

In some ways, it's a bit premature to be reaching out to auto dealers, since most of them aren't yet selling electric vehicles (EVs) or plug-in hybrids (PHEVs). On the other hand, now is the time to let them know that Plug In America can help them succeed when they do start selling plug-ins. They could avoid some of the mistakes made by dealers with the last generation of EVs. We want them to succeed!

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Breaking - EV Infrastructure Tax Credit Extension Passed House

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Breaking - EV Infrastructure Tax Credit Extension Passed House
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Just wanted to let you know that the tax bill with the EV infrastructure tax credit extension passed the House late tonight 277-148. It extends the EV infrastructure tax credit for one year until 12/31/2011 at pre-stimulus levels.

77 Capitol BuildingJust wanted to let you know that the tax bill with the EV infrastructure tax credit extension passed the House late tonight 277-148.

It extends the EV infrastructure tax credit for one year until 12/31/2011 at pre-stimulus levels.

This means that the tax credit on an EV charger is 30% up to $1,000 for consumers and 30% up to $30,000 for businesses rather than 50% up to $2,000/50% up to $50,000 as it has been for the past two years.

Mitsubishi iMiEV Cargo

The iMiEV cargo is based on the all-electric iMiEV's body and drivetrain. The back of the vehicle has been completely redesigned from the iMiEV to achieve of 60 cubic feet of storage space. Further details haven't been announced, but it is likely that it will have similar specs to the iMiEV.