Survey: California Plug-In Car Owners Drive Less, Make More Money

Among alternative fuel advocates, there is a raging debate as to the viability of pure electric cars. Many people argue that the limited range of EVs makes them impractical for most Americans. But a new survey of America’s largest plug-in car market, California, reveals that plug-in car owners drive a scant 26 miles a day, while recharging during the nighttime hours when electricity is the cheapest.

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New Battery Tech Charges120x Faster Than Normal

The main holdup for electric vehicles is their limited use, bookended by the fact that the typical EV can’t even go 100 miles between charges, and echarging many EVs requires hours even on a larger Level 2 charger. But a group of Korean scientists have reportedly developed a lithium-ion battery that can be recharged between 100 and 120 times faster than current battery technology. In other words, you could recharge a car like the Nissan Leaf in about one minute.

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Who Killed The Electric Car? So Far, It Looks Like The Consumer

Marketing and selling electric cars seems to be a rather frustrating exercise. According to a recent survey conducted by infas,

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