Attack of the charging stations! It felt like a third of the floor was chargers. Here is a Coulomb charger with an electric Smart Fortwo.
The big announcement of the day was the pricing of the Chevy Volt. Except that Bloomberg News leaked it two hours before the press conference. Oops.
$41,000 plus $4k of options gets you into GM's serial hybrid. Or you can lease for $350/month.
$41k is a bit more than Nissan's 33k, but you get a nice 8 year warranty, better than the Leaf!
So about that GM warranty... Nissan, executing the coup de grâce, announced that it would match Chevy's warranty.
Ah, the Leaf. All electric. Here is the battery pack.
This prototype was very much finished.
Everything looked ready to go, but apparently this color will not go into production.
Unfortunately I didn't get interior photos once the doors were opened.
Close up of the battery pack.
Test drives of the Leaf!
EPRI had this PG&E trouble truck on the floor.
Batteries at the Eaton booth with a Mitsubishi i-Miev
And outside next to the registration booth, a Hanebrink electric bicycle. These were sold for 10 years as regular bicycles.
The Hanebrink has a clever hub motor bottom bracket drive. How do they get it to fit? The bottom bracket is about twice as wide as normal. It's hard to see, but the right hand crank is also offset even further to clear the motor.
This was a hand made prototype.
The innermost freewheel attaches via a + shaped chunk of metal to the hub motor. The inner axle is fixed. The two sprockets on the left side of the picture spin on bearings.
This bike features a 650W Aotema hub motor.