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The electric car has been since shortly after the of the automobile, but the limitations of battery has constrained its success. When the starter made gasoline more user-friendly, electric-powered became the nearly-exclusive purview of carts.

After fitful in recent years, however, it as though the electric car will emerge in 2010 as a bona-fide That means it will be by mainstream manufacturers, through regular dealers to normal for a reasonable price. Ford, and Nissan say they will such cars soon.

These electric cars rely exclusively on plug-in from the power company, and not have on-board gasoline to help out when the batteries go Driving range will be limited, but the range will be long enough to be practical.

The is absolutely out there for battery-electric said Mark Perry, s director of product planning.

He rebutted two areas of skepticism to battery-electric vehicles.

The first is such cars will a toxic battery waste at the end of the cars lives. The materials in the batteries are valuable and will be for reuse when the car is retired, he

Another concern is that cars only move the of pollution from the tailpipe to the But even with today s mix of electric power generation, cars produce only 40 the amount of CO2 gas-powered cars and this percentage can improve time as utilities shift from coal, Mr. Perry

Nissan s electric car will be a similar in size to the new Cube, is currently serving as the company s vehicle for its electric drivetrain. The car have space for five and will have a driving of 100 miles on a charge, a distance is sufficient for the daily driving of 98 percent of Americans, according to the It will also offer amenities, so customers won t be suffering in a kit car, and will provide safety features to protect in the event of a crash.

Nissan will begin the new, as yet unnamed model, in 10 to 15 nationwide in 2010, gradually to full availability in 2012, as public charging stations are to permit recharging while from home.

Parking garages at work and at centers are a prime target for stations. Initially, drivers have two options for charging car: a regular wall-type outlet that will 14 hours to charge the lithium-ion completely, or a 220-volt Level 2 that will do the job in about hours. The expectation is that will have an L2 charger in their home for quick charges, which might be coordinated with their company to get a better rate by in the middle of the night, and use the L1 capability to top off the when they are parked

Meanwhile, carmakers are working power utilities and others to the standard for a planned L3 charger, would recharge Nissan s car to 80 percent of capacity — for 80 miles of driving — in 26

This would make it for gas stations to have charging that drivers could use if needed to drive somewhere the range of a full charge. 26 minutes is still a good to wait, it turns out that the customer s dine-in visit to a food restaurant lasts 20 minutes. So, it s possible that McDonald s could emerge as a in the emerging industry infrastructure of electric cars.

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