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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 06:20 PM
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DTE offers a deal for 1st electric car buyers - Utilities to push overnight charging
Source: Detroit Free Press

Posted: Aug. 11, 2010
DTE offers a deal for 1st electric car buyers

Utilities to push overnight charging
BY JEWEL GOPWANI
FREE PRESS BUSINESS WRITER


Just before the first wave of electric vehicles hits the market, DTE Energy is offering incentives to 2,500 early adopters to help the company learn when and how often drivers will charge their cars.

DTE is trying to understand electric vehicle owners' habits and how much of a burden the vehicles will be on the grid.

In a pilot program that launches today, DTE also is trying to steer drivers toward charging their plug-in cars overnight.

DTE is offering volunteers a $2,500 incentive toward a separate meter, which tracks only vehicle charging, and a high-voltage charger.

Read more: http://www.freep.com/article/20100811/BUSINESS01/811032...
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customerserviceguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:17 PM
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We're going to have to develop smart grids, and smart home electrical systems. We're also going to have to come up with a tax scheme that will replace the gasoline taxes that are the current highway repair funding mechanism.
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