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February 12 , 201 4 – Vol.18 No. 48 Slow Progress in Mainstream Electric Vehicles. by Bruce Mulliken, Green Energy News It's been roughly 15 years since the end of production of General Motors EV1, arguably the most advanced all-electric vehicle of its time and still considered a benchmark car. In the decade and a half, how much have mainstream electric vehicles advanced? Two more doors and a back seat. Really. That's about it. (A little caveat here: The Smart ED has its two doors and two seats, but has a really low lease price, and the Tesla Model S is not exactly a mainstream car.) The EV1 would travel 80-100 miles on its second generation lead acid batteries and as much as 140 on its Ni-MH batteries. (Some say higher than that.) Other than the aforementioned Tesla, everything offered today seems to hover in the 80 mile range (or less) on a good day. No progress in range...

Full article: http://www.green-energy-news.com/arch/nrgs2014/20140006.html

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