Chu cranks up funding for EVs and energy research
By BusinessGreen staff
Google Maps to provide information on US charge point locations through new government partnership
US energy secretary Steven Chu announced a raft of new funding awards this week, designed to accelerate the development of advanced [...]

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EV industry gets ready for bumpy ride
by Martin LaMonica
WASHINGTON–The auto and battery industries have come up with some impressive electric vehicles. Now they’re wondering how to make money on them.
The Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt are at the head of a parade of [...]

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LADWP offering rebates for home vehicle chargers
The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is offering up to $2,000 in rebates for customers who want to install electric vehicle chargers in their homes.
On Wednesday, LADWP commissioners approved a rebate program called [...]

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April 20, 2011

BMW gambles on EV

BMW gambles sporty image on electric cars
By James R. Healey, USA TODAY
NEW YORK — BMW, gambling its image as a high-performance brand, will put 700 of its 1 Series coupes on the streets this fall with an all-electric drive that it says will satisfy [...]

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