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Electricity Production and Distribution

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Top Electricity Production and Distribution Articles

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  • Washington D.C. Auto Show: GM's Wish List for Volt

     
    Shocking news: Extended-range electric vehicles like the forthcoming Chevy Volt will need all sorts of municipal infrastructure in order to break into the mainstream, GM told reporters at the Washington, D.C., auto show yesterday. The company says it???...
  • What Happens to a Chevy Volt's Old Gas?

     
    There are many questions about the upcoming Chevy Volt. One concerns what happens to the gas in the tank when you only drive the car short distances, using its electric power supply and not the gasoline-powered backup engine.Local varieties...
  • Toyota Prius Plug-In Concept at Frankfurt Motor Show

     
    Looks like: The 2010 Toyota Prius we see in extravagant TV commercials Defining characteristics: Plug-in capability Ridiculous features: Can only go 12 miles on electric power Chance of being mass-produced: Starts testing next year, so chances are good...
  • 2010 Tesla Roadster: Through Ian's Lens

     
    Nikola Tesla is best remembered for being at the forefront of electrical engineering at the turn of the 20th century. Forget the cheesy early 1990s hair-metal music references, Tesla was a groundbreaking inventor who helped create the alternating-...
  • First Charging Stations Spring Up on California's 'Electric Highway'

     
    A California-based solar power company and a bank have unveiled the first ???charging corridor??? in the U.S. ??? and given its distance, perhaps in the world. The corridor is only five 240-volt charging stations strong at five locations along U.S.......
  • Obama vs. GOP: It's the economy

     
    by Mark Silva "Employment is often the last thing to come back after a recession,'' President Barack Obama notes today, in his weekly address, the day after the Labor Department reported 9.8 percent unemployment in September, the highest rate since......
  • Plug-N-Go Provides Solar Power for EVs

     
    SunPods, a solar power company, is testing its first pre-engineered solar-panel electric vehicle charging station in San Jose, Calif. The SP-300 EV Plug-N-Go portable charging station provides solar energy directly to your car???s socket (currently a slim...
  • Plug-ins, the Electric Grid and You, Part II

     
    Yesterday, we shared two divergent opinions from electric utility execs about how prepared the infrastructure may be for the proliferation of plug-in cars. Now we'll reveal how different car types and buyer expectations may dictate what owners and...
  • Public Electric Car Charging: How You Pay

     
    Yesterday, we detailed our troubled attempt to charge a Tesla Roadster at the parking structure across the street from Cars.com's offices. Here we'll detail how a charging-point user can expect to be billed when things go smoothly. We signed up......
  • Study Rates 50 U.S. Cities for EV Readiness

     
    A new study rated 50 major metropolitan markets for plug-in electric vehicle readiness, and the leaders include some of the usual suspects ??? and some unexpected ones. The report was prepared by management consulting firm Roland Berger in partnership...
  • Climate change: 'Mastery of Washington'

     
    by Mark Silva Both President Barack Obama and Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee are bound for Copenhagen next week, among the many U.S. representatives at an international conference that will conclude with an attempt at a framework for an.......