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Innovation Makes Electric Cars More Practical



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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, November 14, 2011

Drive a Nissan Leaf to San Francisco. Want to charge it for the return trip to Sacramento. Better not be in a hurry.  A full charge could take eight hours. But there is a new charger on the way that is going to change that. The fast chargers can do the job in around twenty minutes.

HELSEL "What is really great is as these fast charging units proliferate, it means that your going to have a lot more mobility with your electric vehicle."  
 
Kristen Helsel is vice president of California based AeroVironment, which helped design the charger. It has a price tag of around 9,900 dollars. The first chargers are being tested in Houston and should be available in the California market in early 2012.
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