What would it take to get you into an electric car today?
Forced by state regulators to sell more zero-emission vehicles, automakers are tripping over each other to offer consumers rock-bottom lease deals. For the first time, electric vehicles are penciling out cheaper than their gas-powered counterparts.
Sometime over the weekend, the electric-car movement is going to hit a major milestone: 100,000th plug-in car in the U.S. is likely to be sold.
So says Plug-In America, an advocacy group that that is doing its best to point out how electric cars are starting to make an impact on America’s highway. But is the adoption happening fast enough?
Los Angeles, Calif. (April, 2013) – The Petersen Automotive Museum is hosting its first public alternative fuels seminar titled “Why Alt Fuels Now” on April 18, 2013.
The event will include a public Alternative Fuel Vehicle Showcase on-site from 10:00a.m. to 5:00p.m which will highlight a variety of types of vehicles and alternative fuels. The day, which features a public symposium and an alternative fuel technology display, will explore the driving forces, such as high gasoline prices, increased consumer and corporate environmental awareness and the emergence of new technology that have created a “perfect storm” for alternative fuel vehicles.
It’s the first to roll off Nissan’s newest and most efficient paint plant in the world, established at the Smyrna plant in Tennessee. The factory recently started making the Infiniti JX and the Nissan Leaf electric vehicle, and is expected to produce the new Rogue crossover as well, so the upgrade was much needed.