31 Jan '13, 10pm

Could Electric Vehicles Fly Out of Showrooms?: The energy secretary says that batteries would have to improve co...

Steven Chu, the secretary of energy, gave a short talk on electric vehicles on Thursday at the Washington Auto Show . Dr. Chu, a physicist who is widely expected to be departing shortly from the job he has held for four years, described the progress made so far and what would have to happen next to make electric vehicles a mass-market product. Associated Press Steven Chu First he cited the cost of the battery. While it has declined from about $1,000 per kilowatt-hour of storage in 2008 to about $500 today, it would have to decline to $125 over the next 10 years. A kilowatt-hour will propel a small electric car three or four miles. Its cost is cheap, about 11 cents. Storage for that kilowatt-hour is what is pricey. A battery that stores $2 worth of electricity but costs $8,000 to buy and has the same range potential as two or three gallons of gasoline is an odd combination,...

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