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Are Electric Vehicle Prices About to Drop?

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When it comes to the idea of electric cars becoming more than a trend in America, some say only time will tell. But battery technologies are improving, driving range is increasing and according to the L.A. Times, electric car hopefuls shouldn't be surprised if prices begin to decline over the next several months, as well.

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Chevy Cruze Eco Equals New Sales Figures, Tech For GM

The Chevy Cruze Eco, with a combined 35 MPG, is poised to help change the face of American auto giant General Motors, with a few of the changes already in effect. The compact, green, eco-friendly auto may also be on view at a Motor Trend Auto Show coming near you. …

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New Tech Promises EV Charge Times Measured in Minutes

Power Density vs Energy Density

The elegance of SMC design is its ability to bridge the gap between relatively long-range but slow charging Li-ion batteries and fast charging but distance-challenged supercapacitors. Researchers might finally have a method to create both high power and energy dense cells without sacrificing one for the other.

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Upcoming Plug In Hybrids

As our fuel prices continue to rise, and the public finally accepting that we have to change our lifestyles or else face the dire consequences of our inaction, the PHEV is one tiny piece of that puzzle. Indications are that CEOs at the world's automakers have seen the writing on the wall and are doing their part to curb our energy usage behind the wheel.

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Nissan Using Leaf to Power Homes

The power control system is a two way design that can be used to charge the Leaf conventionally, but in the advent of a brown or blackout, the Leaf's battery returns electricity to the home.

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The Cost of Electric Car Convenience

Wonder how pricing is determined for plug-in autos? One study from the University of Delaware revealed the top attributes buyers consider in an electric car, and then determined the prices consumers would find acceptable given a certain level of performance.

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