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Electric cars take in Israel, Denmark

When I the Electrical Vehicle Symposium (EVS23) last year, I After 23 symposiums, why are there no electric vehicles to speak of? that mean a collection of academics, and government officials just been talking the subject since 1969, the first EVS conference was held? It may that way on the surface.

However, recently driven electric some of which seemed ready for prime time. our EVS23 report Who revived the car? ) Beyond those vehicles, a few other developments are behind the scenes.

For Earth we thought it would be appropriate to some of the ongoing projects may advance the international electric car

At the 2008 New York auto Mitsubishi showed the iMiEV an car based on the i—a rear-wheel-drive micro car sold in Japan. Subaru has a of electric micro cars, the R1e. that are used by the Electric Power Company.

is also testing an electric-powered of its Cube — its home-market to the original Scion xB. All three use batteries.

If any automaker is poised for mass-market electric vehicle, it be Nissan. Here’s why: The between Nissan and French Renault will soon be electric cars in Israel. has recently partnered with a Valley based Israeli Project Better Place to supply electric-powered Renault sedans to be sold in Israel in 2011.

PBP, in turn, will a network of 500,000 battery and replacement stations throughout as well as charging points in parking garages and along

Israel seems an unlikely to be the first county to adapt an car, where environmental are not generally considered a top priority. it is a country where driving are relatively short, which the main concern associated electric vehicles’ inherently range. In fact, 90 percent of car drive less than 44 a day and the country’s three largest are within 100 miles of each

The electric Renault Megane, a the size of a Volkswagen Jetta, is to be able to accelerate from mph in eight seconds and have a of 125 miles. Purchase price is to be similar to that of an equivalent-sized car a 1.6-liter engine, according to Ghosn, President and CEO of Nissan Co. and Renault S.A. and Shai CEO of Project Better Place. A tax subsidy by the Israeli government help make the price of the car

Megane EV owners will to a battery replacement or recharging that’s based on their An onboard computer will mileage left and the location of the battery replacement or recharging Removing and replacing the battery is to be performed by a robot.

Operating are expected to be significantly cheaper filling up with gasoline. is no surprise, as a gallon of regular costs about $6.90 in

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A similar experiment is planned for another country known for short driving distances. In the scenario, cars would be in for recharging and that energy be generated from renewable power. In Israel, most power comes from power stations; coal is a renewable source nor clean.

a mile covered by the electric emits no CO2 compared to the 293 gram per for the conventional model, there be added CO2 emissions at the power

The battery for the Renault is an advanced type, developed by Nissan and NEC of This type of battery is considered the next step nickel-metal hydride batteries in today’s production hybrids. batteries are still considered by experts to be in their developmental for automotive use and concerns about its charging time, and potential to are still being addressed.

When it comes to electric it’s hard to determine if the of enthusiasts outnumber the skeptics. such mass-market experience in terms infrastructure, and especially in charging/replacement, may give Nissan a edge. More importantly, it may push the EV cause forward.

If the and Danish tests prove it would be only a matter of until other markets a serious look at the potential.

by the time EVS24 convenes in 40 years after the first EV even more promising vehicles will emerge.


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