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Plug In Drivers Not Missin' the Piston

This is the Kodak Moment for the Auto Industry. Electric vehicles are here to stay. Their market acceptance and growth will continue....

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Facebook | GreenBeat 2009: VantagePoint’s Alan Salzman on Tesla and how VCs should think green

Facebook | GreenBeat 2009: VantagePoint’s Alan Salzman on Tesla and how VCs should think green: "And lo and behold, Tesla has already become this catalyst, in Salzman’s opinion.

“It’s no coincidence that from the day the first Roadster rolled onto the street, it took no more than three years for Nissan to debut the Leaf [its all-electric vehicle] for less than $25,000,” he said. “Certainly the speed with which the Leaf has appeared was directly impacted by Tesla. I mean, if a bunch of Silicon Valley engineering types can put out a car like the Roadster, why can’t the major automotive makers? The answer is, they can, and now they will.”"

GM takes on Nissan in electric car battle

GM takes on Nissan in electric car battle: "Less than 10 years ago, many of the world's big automakers killed off their electric vehicle programs, branding them failed experiments. But improved technology, fears of global warming, and renewed public interest have brought the electric car to the verge of a remarkable comeback."

Key air board member linked to auto, oil firms - Los Angeles Times

Key air board member linked to auto, oil firms - Los Angeles Times: "When the state Air Resources Board met two weeks ago for an important vote, one member -- Daniel Sperling -- took center stage.

At issue was whether the board would revise a mandate requiring automakers to produce 25,000 emission-free vehicles from 2012 through 2014."