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Posted by Clifford Atiyeh  January 13, 2009 02:51 PM

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Check out the hot hybrid, plug-in, and electric cars that premiered at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show. Save for Chrysler, all of these cars will be on the road this year and next.

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  1. I want to know who is going to pay for the juice for all of these plug-in cars. My company is cutting back on every expense the boss can think of. There isn't any money to purchase the plug-in equipment, much less for the electricity. Because of the location of the building, every one of the 200+ employees drives to work. This is a big question that is not being address by the electric car indusrty.

    Posted by Mike Huston, Charlottesville VA January 13, 09 03:36 PM
  1. It is something, however, that the utility industry is expecting and planning for. They've actively been overhauling the grid system, which is, to say the least, completely outdated. The growing population is more of the cause for concern, bu they have acknowledged the need that these cars will require. As far as who will actually foot the bill when these things are plugged in is anyone's guess. But I doubt all 200 of your employees will have electric cars any time in the near future. I think if 3 people did, it would be a lot. Any individuals that own garage properties in Boston or other cities would be wise to think how they could provide "electric" spots. Another way to make a few bucks, and probably charge even more ridiculous rates!

    Posted by boss8120 January 14, 09 04:39 PM
  1. Ah! Here we go. This is an article, off site, that sort of explains what Utility companies think of all the electric car business going on....

    My only gripe here is that the article says "the grid will handle it". Anyone that knows the issues with our grid system(remember the NYC blackout of 2003??) knows that we need a bit of an upgrade to handle all these new demands.

    Posted by boss8120 January 14, 09 04:42 PM

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