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Electric Car Sales Accelerate In Connecticut

Vernon resident Tom bought a Nissan Leaf car and has an electric (Brian Dowling,

September 04, 2012 | By BRIAN bdowling@courant.com. The Hartford Courant

cars, whirring onto roads and highways since 2012, haven’t quite on for consumers looking to escape gas prices.

Experts watching the say price and knowledge about the are affecting consumer’s measured of buying an electric car.

seem to be cautiously considering it means to have a car with a that requires hours to rather than the minutes of a traditional internal combustion These obstacles have sales in the state to be slower previously expected.

It’s to be in the hundreds, not the thousands, this said John Gartner, of smart transportation research for Research, about electric sales in Connecticut. Our forecasts are getting to 2 percent of sales by

Gartner said that his earlier expected the state’s car sales to reach 1,100 year but has since lowered the to about 660.

Gartner and Ed of CT Electric Car, a subsidiary of Power, said that consumers still don’t grasp how a 100 percent electric car

The consumer is not educated about this electric car is for, its and how it works, Ingalls said. are still stuck on this you can go 50 miles.

The plug-in electric purely electric cars the Nissan Leaf, have a they can travel on one charge usually hovers around miles. Fuel-assisted electric like the Chevy Volt, run on a for about 30 miles then to gasoline.

There’s also the issue of In addition to chargers in people’s public charging stations can electric cars’ range by juice for return trips.

But are still only a few. The boasts just 43 public stations, according to federal of Energy statistics.

The majority run the shoreline from Stamford New Haven, then north to and toward Springfield, though charging stations dot the state, out to communities like Torrington, Windham and Norwich.

Ingalls’ which installs public and car chargers, said that in there are two main options. The one charger plugs into any 120-volt outlet, but takes eight hours to fully a car. The level two charger, requires an installation by an electrician, significantly quicker and costs $1,400.

California has built an infrastructure of chargers, which charge cars in a measly 20 minutes.

Light Power has installed 30 two chargers around the state and are how electric car owners use them. of these chargers are counted the state’s 43 public stations, but are residential chargers.

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Basically, information will help us as a company, business decisions this market, said spokesman Mitch Gross. He that CLP covers the cost of and a host partner pays for the maintenance and energy usage.

the adoption of the electric car has been in Connecticut, the early adopters say about time.

Twenty years from now is going to have an electric said Marty Gargan, a resident who bought one of the state’s few Nissan Leafs in January. In years, hopefully there be electric cars that go 300 and cost less.

Dave president of the New England Electric Car said that with gas as high as they are, its no car companies are rolling out more models, though, hopefully as people get involved the price of cars will go down.

as many say gas prices are a major for buying an electric car, resident Tom Rapoza has environmental

I have two kids one is 30 and my daughter is 7 and I to be able to look her in the eyes in years and tell her that I did I could, said Rapoza, who a Nissan Leaf earlier year.

He has friends who joke the Nissan being a coal-powered car of one source of energy that use. But Rapoza’s car, he is mainly solar-powered, due to the two solar arrays on his home’s roof.

If he had to, he he could go 120 miles on a single by driving at a moderate speed and other strategies to increase the range. Nissan lists the range as up to 100 miles.

Gartner at Research said while a lot of education and sales issues to before sales of the cars he expects the adoption of electric to be quicker than the adoption of

We expect fairly agressive he said. It’s still but its an established market that continue to grow.

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