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One More Challenge For the Electric Car – Charging Station Permit and Installation

By • Aug 11th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots

You’d think the main challenges with electric cars consist of technical issues, like battery charging, safety, reliability problems, range, speed, or financial issues like purchase price and battery pack replacement cost. Stuff like that, right? Not really.



Nissan All-Electric Car Goes to Market in U.S. and Japan in 2010 on New Vehicle Platform

By • Jul 31st, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Daily Snapshots

Nissan previewed its dedicated EV platform which is comprised of a highly rigid body, high-performance motor, compact lithium-ion battery with high power output and energy capacity, delivering outstanding driving performance and safety, while offering a quiet and peaceful driving experience.



UC San Diego’s Fleet Services – Pushing for Sustainable Solutions in Vehicle Operations

By • Jul 3rd, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Posts

I had a chance to visit with Jim Ruby, Manager of Fleet Services, and Greg Nishihira, Business Manager of Fleet Services at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD.) We talked about fleet operations at UCSD that support numerous university functions and the many programs that Jim and Greg are spearheading to achieve sustainable transportation for the school. Here is part 1 of our conversation, with Fleet Services photos showing electric, hybrid and alternative fuel vehicles in action in and around the UCSD campus.



Awesome Mobility ReCharge: Fast Charging Solution for Electric Vehicles?

By • Feb 24th, 2009 • Category: Clean Car Talk Posts, Videos

This recharging system claims to have solved a major problem of consumer adoption of EVs by allowing trips beyond typical current EV range of about 150 miles. With fast charging, drivers merely have to pull in to recharging stations much like refueling your internal combustion-engined cars, charge up the batteries, pay for the charge, and continue on their trips.



What a Sad Sight: Electric Car Charging Station at my Local Costco Warehouse.

By • Dec 2nd, 2008 • Category: Clean Car Talk Posts

I ran into a really sad sight on my recent trip to the local Costco Warehouse. It forced me to think a little bit more than usual. It’s not the first time I noticed this. I’ve seen it many times before. But it wasn’t until yesterday that it dawned on me with a huge mega-watt light bulb. I wonder who else noticed it. Maybe everyone is immune to it.