Thursday, October 20, 2011

Lithium Charge: Northeast states form electric vehicle network ilc.v, tnr.v, czx.v, rm.v, lmr.v, abn.v, asm.v, btt.v, bva.v, bvg.v, epz.v, fst.v, gbn.v, hao.v, jnn.v, ks.v, ktn.v, kxm.v, mgn, mxr.v,, svb, ura.v,,,

  And here comes the infrastructure for the Electric Cars. Future developments by Nissan and Toyota are pointing to the real mass market for the Electric Cars in the next five - ten years, but EV will be gaining market share very fast even now with these kind of developments. Time is to check your Lithium holdings now - news from Europe can suggest that the end of the world will be postponed and Oil will resume its uptrend very soon. UK - the front runner of all QE experiments - is running the record breaking Inflation now of 5.1% and gas prices are at the level of £1.35 or 8 US Dollar per gallon!

Lithium Jolt: Toyota Motor has developed a secondary electric car battery that can last up to 1,000 km per charge

"As with the latest news from Nissan about the 10 minute charger for the electric cars batteries information is very scarce at best so far. Both developments can be the game changer for the Electric Cars and make the mass market reality in the few short years.
  We can only guess that Toyota is talking about something similar to Lithium Metal Polymer Battery like the one developed by the DBM Energy from Germany. DBM Energy story in this light is getting even more intriguing - will they manage to survive on its own now and show the commercial roll out of  the wonder battery?
  Suggested cost of the batteries to be cut "one-fifth to one-tenth of the current level" will make the Electric Revolution possible overnight and the chart below will the reminder of the real power of technological progress in this case, when all our estimations will be proven to be too conservative."

The Wall Street Journal:

Northeast states form electric vehicle network

Associated Press

BALTIMORE — Ten states from Massachusetts to Maryland are joining forces to promote electric vehicles.

The Northeast Electric Vehicle Network announced Wednesday it will work to help plan and install charging stations throughout the region as well as attract private investment in clean vehicle infrastructure.

Among the things network members will work on: the location of charging stations. Placing charging stations at commuter rail stations, for example, would allow commuters to park and plug, said Vicki Arroyo, executive director of the Georgetown Climate Center.

"You can have almost a zero emissions experience if you drive your electric vehicle to a train station and plug in while you go into town from there," Arroyo said.

The network also will look into making sure car owners can upgrade the plugs in their garage with ease and will tackle other permitting issues, said Colin O'Mara, Delaware's secretary of Energy and Environment.

O'Mara said the network's goal is to "create the Northeast as the epicenter" of the electric vehicle industry by sharing what has worked and what hasn't.

Environmentalists and others are looking to electric vehicles to help cut pollution because about 30 percent of the region's greenhouse gas emissions come from the transportation sector, which includes highway vehicles as well as airplanes, trains and shipping.

The 10 states are Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Vermont. Maine is participating in the Transportation and Climate Initiative that is collaborating with the new network, but is not part of the network, said Chris Coil, a spokesman for the Georgetown Climate Center, which is helping coordinate the initiatives.

President Barack Obama has called for 1 million plug-in vehicles to be on the road nationwide by 2015, and the network hopes to account for 200,000 of those vehicles. The network is being supported by a nearly $1 million U.S. Department of Energy grant to New York's Energy Research and Development Authority.

Marc Geller is co-founder of Plug In America, an electric vehicle advocacy group. He said the network is one of a number of regional initiatives nationwide working to develop simple, clear guidelines for installing public infrastructure.

Once that's done, Geller said states can "turn to the real question of what can we do to get the public infrastructure in the ground as quickly as the cars arrive."

Geller said it was important to keep the needs of the car buyer and user in mind, noting that 90 percent of charging by electric vehicle owners currently occurs at home. Public charging stations could give electric car owners the confidence to venture further from home and educate others about the technology, he said.

"For many people, the public charging infrastructure will be an opportunity to see electric cars out in the wild, so to speak," Geller said.

Mike Tinskey, associate director of global electric vehicle infrastructure for Ford, said car manufacturers have agreed on a standard plug for all electric vehicles. The only difference now is the speed of the charging stations.

Tinskey said faster stations that can charge a car in 15 minutes are bigger and about 10 times as expensive as slower charging stations that can take about three or four hours. Ford, which has launched an electric van and plans to launch an electric Focus car later this year, believes the majority of electric vehicles that will be sold will be plug-in hybrids and fueling stations of the future will have gas pumps and faster charging stations.

Nationwide there are about 3,000 slower chargers, and the number of those charging stations is expected to rise to about 12,000 next year, Tinskey said.

"If you're going to spend a couple of hours at a store or your work place, those kind of chargers make more sense," Tinskey said. "They'll be deciding what makes the most sense."
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