Wolfgang Hatz talks about VW & Audi Electric vehicles

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I met up with Wolfgang Hatz, Vice President of Powertrains for Volkswagen AG in San Francisco, CA. We talked about gasoline and diesel engines and what the plans are for the future of both. What about hybrids? We know about the Audi E-tron, what other electric vehicles are coming to market. What about the E-up, [...]

Efficient Drivetrain (EDI) at the 2010 Plug-in conference

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Joerg Ferchau, CEO of Efficient Drivetrain (EDI) talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, www.drivingthenation.com, at the 2010 Plug-in conference in San Jose, CA. EDI makes transmissions more efficient with better power to weight ratio. How do they do this? Most car companies don't have CVT with battery electric vehicles, so EDI is looking for customers. [...]

2011 Nissan Leaf details at the 2010 plug-in conference

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Mark Perry, Nissans North American director of EV and Advanced Technology, was at the 2010 Plug-in conference in San Jose, CA. We asked Perry why Nissan decided on a 100 mile range. How long does it take to fully charge a Nissan Leaf using a 110 (level 1 charger? a level 2 charger? What is [...]

Mark Perry on the 2011 Nissan Leaf plugin electric vehicle

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Mark Perry, Nissan's North American director of EV and Advanced Technology, was at the 2010 Plug-in conference in San Jose, CA. We asked Perry why there were no vents for cooling the battery for the Nissan Leaf. What type of battery is it? Perry shows us the battery and how it is situated in the [...]