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EV Charging Infrastructure Conference

September 27th, 2013 No comments

By Bob Weed, Copper Development Association (CDA) Vice President and OEM

I had the pleasure of hearing Brian Wynne, President of the Electric Drive Transportation Association (EDTA) provide the keynote address at the EV Charging Infrastructure Conference in Novi, Michigan. Read more…

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Michigan Copper Mines

September 26th, 2013 No comments

By Bob Weed, Copper Development Association (CDA) Vice President and OEM

I found a very interesting article by Kathleen Lavey in the Lansing State Journal about the Eagle Mine that is just starting production in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It details the careful planning and concern about the environment that took place as the mine was developed. She also shot some excellent video of the underground mine and the technological obstacles that had to be overcome. Read more…

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Fasten Your Seat Belts – National Plug-In Day Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013

September 25th, 2013 No comments

By Bob Weed, Copper Development Association (CDA) Vice President OEM

Could electric cars someday trump football in popularity? You may be shaking your head, but take a break from watching America’s favorite fall sport this weekend to celebrate the growth in electric vehicles on National Plug-In Day, Sunday, Sept. 29.  Read more…

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Car Conversation: Why I Love My Nissan Leaf

September 17th, 2013 No comments

By John Hipchen, Technical Marketing Consultant, Excel Consulting Group, Palatine, IL

I’ve owned my Nissan Leaf for over a year now and I had the pleasure of talking to Chicago Tribune writer Robert Duffer about it for his “Car Stories” series.

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Driverless Cars: They’ll Be Here Sooner than You Think

September 17th, 2013 No comments

By Bob Weed, Copper Development Association (CDA) Vice President and OEM

Copper will show them the way.

What if we could prevent careless accidents by distracted drivers? Or we could direct our cars to find their own parking spaces? Ever thought about closing your eyes and listening to music rather than fuming during a traffic jam? Read more…

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Copper Home Innovation Challenge

September 11th, 2013 No comments

Today, more designers and homeowners are getting inspired by copper. Why? Because copper brings unique aesthetic flair to any home interior, whether it be living rooms, foyers, bedroom suites or home offices.  Copper finishes can range from light browns to a rose-like color, and can be polished for a sophisticated look or hammered-out to convey a more hand-crafted style. Read more…

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