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Despite the terrible weather in the morning and the cancellation of the band and Farmer’s Market the electric car movement is very strong in Central Florida. We had about 300 participants with 52 EV’s showcased and at least 5 Ride and Drive vehicles taking people around the property and along Lake Concord. We had two food vendors and the event was covered by at least three news agencies. Fox 35, News 13 and the Orlando Sentinel. Here is a link to the Sentinel story:
Set for May 4-7 in Dallas, the 2015 ACT Expo will bring together conference attendees, exhibitors and experts to examine the latest alternative-fuel and clean vehicle technologies for all weight classes, from electric drive to hybrid, hydrogen, natural gas, propane autogas, renewables and efficiency technologies.
Emphasizing ACT Expo’s fuel-neutral stance, organizers said this alliance will focus on delivering an expanded electric-drive agenda component to show how the industry is meeting the growing demand for charging infrastructure while showcasing various hybrid, plug-in hybrid and fuel-cell vehicle technologies on the exhibit hall floor.
For September, Nissan sold 2,881 LEAFs, an 48% improvement over the 1,953 sold last year.
And for those who are thinking, “It seems like the LEAF is setting new monthly records a lot”, you would be right – as this is the 19th consecutive record month the company has raised the bar.
This strong result is also on the heels of August, when Nissan set a new all-time record for fully electric sales in the US (and the world) by selling 3,186 copies, while bringing its share of the plug-in space in America up to almost 25%.
Overall for the year to date, Nissan has sold 21,822 LEAFs, an improvement of 36% over 2013 when 15,896 were moved.
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Many within the electric car industry believe that $100 per kilowatt-hour will be the tipping point for electric-car batteries.
It is the point at which electric vehicles will be able to compete directly with internal combustion vehicles on price, and therefore a major step in boosting sales.
According to investment pundits at The Motley Fool (via Charged EVs), the Tesla Motors battery gigafactory could achieve that $100-per-kWh battery cost.
That’s because it could overachieve on its stated goal of cutting 30 percent from today’s battery costs.
We already know that Tesla’s gigafactory will be huge.
The company’s initial projected figures put the plant at between 500 and 1,000 acres, and once up to full capacity it is expected to employ 6,500 people.
By 2020, at its peak, it’s slated to produce 35 gigawatt-hours per year of battery cells, and 50 GWh per year of battery packs–enough to supply Tesla’s projections for half a million electric vehicles a year in 2020.
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