Mar 9, 2010
Science Scene - Electric Cars and Charging Challenges
The San Francisco building code will soon be revised to require that new structures be wired for car chargers.
The first wave of electric car buying is expected to begin around December, when Nissan introduces the Leaf, a five-passenger electric car that will have a range of 100 miles on a fully charged battery and be priced for middle-class families. Around the same time, General Motors will introduce the Chevrolet Volt, a vehicle able to go 40 miles on electricity before its small gasoline engine kicks in.