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Famed U.S. Route 66 To Go Electric In Illinois, With State Support

Famed U.S. Route 66 To Go Electric In Illinois, With State Support

As the song says, you can "get your kicks" on Route 66--but soon you'll also be able to get a charge. The historic highway and the towns it passes through were largely done in by the construction of the Interstate highway system, but the need to stop and charge every so often makes an electric-car... read more

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First 2011 Chevrolet Volt delivered to retail buyer Jeffrey Kaffee, in Denville, NJ, December 2010

Electric Car Purchase Incentives? They’re Normal in Normal

While the federal government has a blanket $7,500 tax credit available for anyone who purchases an eligible electric ca, each state is at liberty to apply its own incentives... read more July 6, 2011 by  0


 
Lithium-ion battery pack of 2011 Nissan Leaf, showing cells assembled into modules

Battery Advance To Give Electric-Car Charging In Gas Fill-Up Time?

An advance in battery technology could help push past one of the persistent criticisms of electric vehicles: the extended time needed to charge the battery. Researchers at... read more April 6, 2011 by  5


 
BMW ActiveE Concept charging port

Nanostructure Research: Electric Car Charging In 5 Minutes?

No sooner do I discuss University of Illinois researchers who have created 3D antennas for mobile phones using nanotechnology than another group of researchers at the... read more April 4, 2011 by  10


 
U.S.-spec Mitsubishi i-MiEV

Mitsubishi Picks Central Illinois For Initial Tests Of ‘i’ Electric Car

Mitsubishi was one of the first major automakers to announce plans for a mass-produced electric car and even had a working prototype out testing as far back as 2008 in the... read more February 7, 2011 by  1


 
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