25 Oct '13, 10pm

California leads 8-state coalition shooting for 3.3M EVs by 2025

The thing is California could have made it happen long ago simply by having the leadership to actually make car factories instead of lame incentives. All it takes is a decently engineered EV sold at a fair price unlike the dumb Leaf and Volt at 40k. LGchem sells cells at under 200$/kwh. Put a few of those in a light aero car and the cost burden is negligible. 20kWh is plenty in an efficient car, that's only 4000$. With no ICE costs. But the impact on the car world would not be negligible. That said, despite the PTA lameness of Cali's initiatives, they did trigger the EV1 and the subsequent crushing and the documentary that changed the world. And very recently their ZEV credits was just the golden touch that gave Tesla Motors the illusion of profitability and skyrocketed their success which would otherwise have been fairly devastating. It's much too thin a margin for my tas...

Full article: http://green.autoblog.com/2013/10/25/california-leads-8-s...

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