In May 2012, John Voelcker published a great article where he proposed a "real car" test for BEVs:
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.
- Compliance: Chademo Rev0.9
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)
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?
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!
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.
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.
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.