Electric Cars http://boisestatepublicradio.org en Government Fleets Soon To Include More Fully-Electric Cars http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/government-fleets-soon-include-more-fully-electric-cars <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/12/121613TB_Leafs_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>Just like consumers who postponed buying&#160;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">new cars during the recent recession, government agencies also put off vehicle replacements. B</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ut now procurement officers are getting busy again.</span><p> Tue, 17 Dec 2013 01:57:00 +0000 Tom Banse 37092 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Government Fleets Soon To Include More Fully-Electric Cars Fueling Up For 84 Cents Per 'eGallon' http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/fueling-84-cents-egallon <div id="full_story"><p>Imagine paying 84 cents per gallon for your commute, compared to today's statewide average of $3.80 in Idaho for a gallon of gas. 84 cents per gasoline gallon equivalent is how much the U.S. Department of Energy figures it costs to recharge an electric car in Idaho. The agency's assistant secretary David Danielson announced an online cost comparison calculator Tuesday for what he calls the "e-Gallon."</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 14:18:15 +0000 Tom Banse 27200 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Fueling Up For 84 Cents Per 'eGallon' Low Cost Leases Electrify Plug-In Car Sales On West Coast http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/low-cost-leases-electrify-plug-car-sales-west-coast <p>A couple years ago, Democratic politicians at the state and national levels set heady goals for battery powered cars. For example, here's President Obama in his 2011 State of the Union speech.</p><p>"With more research and incentives, we can break our dependence on oil with biofuels, and become the first country to have a million electric vehicles on the road by 2015," he said.</p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 14:07:53 +0000 Tom Banse 27199 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Low Cost Leases Electrify Plug-In Car Sales On West Coast Electric Car Sales Booming In Seattle And Portland, Not Idaho http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/electric-car-sales-booming-seattle-and-portland-not-idaho <p>The automaker Nissan says sales of its fully electric Leaf compact <a href="http://nissannews.com/en-US/nissan/usa/channels/corporate-us-news/releases/nissan-leaf-crosses-25-000-u-s-sales-milestone">surpassed all other Nissan models</a> at dealers in the Seattle and Portland areas this spring. Wednesday's announcement runs counter to the prevailing wisdom that adoption of plug-in cars has been sluggish.</p> Thu, 16 May 2013 14:42:00 +0000 Tom Banse 25703 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Electric Car Sales Booming In Seattle And Portland, Not Idaho More Electric Cars Could Mean More Power Demand http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/more-electric-cars-could-mean-more-power-demand <div id="full_story"><p>The Northwest Power and Conservation Council says more electric cars on the roads will use more power in the future.&nbsp;&nbsp; The agency is increasing its previous estimates of how much power plug-in cars will need by 2030. The Council says high gas prices and better technology could drive up electric car sales. That means drivers will need more power to plug in their vehicles.</p> Fri, 13 Apr 2012 20:02:08 +0000 Courtney Flatt 4113 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org More Electric Cars Could Mean More Power Demand Interstate-5: It’s Electric http://boisestatepublicradio.org/post/interstate-5-it%E2%80%99s-electric <p>It&rsquo;s getting easier to take an electric car on a Northwest road-trip. I-5 is going electric.</p><p>There&rsquo;s a Chevron station just off of I-5 in Central Point, Oregon. You can buy gas there. Its more than $4 a gallon. Or you can plug in an electric car for free, and charge it in about 20 minutes. The Oregon Department of Transportation has just opened 8 stations like this one in Southern Oregon. Neil Appleton lives in Grants Grants pass. He brought his electric Nissan Leaf.</p> Mon, 19 Mar 2012 15:40:34 +0000 Amelia Templeton 2645 at http://boisestatepublicradio.org Interstate-5: It’s Electric