Feb 3, 2011
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District is tendering $3.9 million to four companies in California for them to be able to install more private and public charging stations. This is on a par with the aim of having new electric cars around the region.
The regional government agency that caters to nine counties plans to give out the funds for 30 public fast-charge system. As Chevrolet markets the plug-in hybrid Volt and heads to market an electric vehicle named Ford Focus, and as Nissan offers the all-electric Leaf, the plan of BAAQMD is very advantageous.
$700 rebates are planned to be offered to the first 2,750 consumers who step forward to aid the funding of personal residential charging equipment to new owners of EV’s.
[via Press Democrat]
Jan 20, 2011
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) includes electric power on its mid-term business plan as it will launch eight new plug-in hybrid vehicles, hybrid vehicles, and full electric vehicles by 2015.
Part of Mitsubishi’s plan is to diminish the impact of its roster of vehicles to the environment and lessen its dependence to the traditional combustion engines.
Among the new Mitsubishi vehicles is a commercial mini EV for Japan that will jump-start in Japan this year as well as plug-in hybrid vehicles for Japan, Europe, and the US by next year.
There will be improvements when it comes to the lightweight parts, battery energy density, and eco-driving support system.
[via Car Advice]