Kris Trexler’s EV1 «Charge Across America»

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Los Angeles, CA, May 5, 1998 Los Angeles-based editor and automobile enthusiast Trexler is embarking on a 3,000-mile Across America in his personal Motors EV1 electric car. is the first time such an has been attempted in America’s modern-era production electric A special Internet Web site has created for enthusiasts to follow s progress, which begins in Los on May 12, 1998.

A surprise eastern will be announced later.

cites his excitement about the EV1 and a for the open road as inspiration for his This environmentally-friendly, non-polluting car has the best-performing and most-reliable vehicle I ve owned, said Trexler. The EV1 is operating from internal which the owner charges at or at public charging stations. says Trexler, this gem has the look and performance of a sports with all of the latest amenities.

Trexler has logged over miles in his fire-engine red EV1 since 5, 1996.

The 3,000 mile which is proceeding without the of GM, is logistically quite challenging, reports. On the open road, my EV1 can get upwards of 80 miles on a full but that can be dramatically impacted by the and driving style, he says. The Across America will be with a significant amount of terrain, which can diminish the car s

As a consequence, Trexler has spent analyzing alternative routes, and charging stops, many local public utilities. there are approximately 450 public charging stations (45 minutes for an 80% up says Trexler) in the Los Angeles, Springs and Phoenix metropolitan where the EV1 is available for lease, the outside these cities require Trexler to depend a portable charger with stops during the day to plug in.

The EV1 comes with a portable 1.2 kilowatt convenience charger will provide a complete in about 15 hours, and a 220v 6.6 home charger which provide an 80% charge in 45 minutes or a charge in about 3 hours. intended to be wired into garage by a professional electrician, has temporarily mounted his 220v on a small hand-truck and will it along for the ride. Nonetheless, 220v 40amp service not available, Trexler has had to pre-arrange to plug in, most often local utility companies.

Without their cooperation, Trexler, this trip take 3 months. As it is, with 40 stops planned, the journey require two weeks.

Trexler s will take his EV1 from Los west to Phoenix, then to the Canyon and historic Route 66 Subsequent waypoints will Oklahoma City, Wichita, St. and Indianapolis, leading to a yet-unannounced in the eastern part of the U.S. The route, as well as a wealth of including photographs and statistics can be viewed on a special Internet Web set up for the event. In addition, Trexler be carrying an Apple Computer-provided Portable computer and digital and will file reports the road each evening.

Enthusiasts who point their at can follow the journey day.

General Motors announced its intention to manufacture an car at the Los Angeles Auto Show on 3, 1990. After surviving times at GM, production of the EV1 was officially six years later at the same on January 4, 1996. Delivery was for the fall of that year.

The GM EV1 is the passenger vehicle to bear the GM

The EV1 is available by lease only Saturn dealers in the Los Angeles, San Palm Springs, San Francisco, Phoenix, and Tucson test In addition to having much to from a completely non-polluting these populous metropolitan enjoy a year-round warm Cold weather dramatically the performance of lead-acid batteries as those used in the first-generation

GM has recently announced a second-generation EV1 longer-range Nickel-Metal-Hydride (NiMH) which are not affected by cold

Kris Trexler is an Emmy®-award film editor based in Los He has received two awards for his work the critically-acclaimed Ellen television But he is most passionate about

He is a fixture among Los Angeles car an active member of numerous car and a loving restorer of period especially from the 50 s and 60 s. The EV1 represents his vision and his dream of the car of the future, and he awaits the day when all of his fellow can Charge Across America.


All trademarks and registered are those of their respective Kris Trexler is not affiliated General Motors Corporation in any and is not receiving sponsorship for this

The text of this release as as substantial additional background may be downloaded from the Charge America Web site at .


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