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The Future is Now – Google Introduces the Self-Driving Project

July 3rd, 2014 No comments

By Bob Weed, Copper Development Association Vice President OEM

Imagine a car with no steering wheel. You get in, sit back, relax and you’re on your way, safely to your destination. You won’t be gritting your teeth in traffic jams or worried about your teen texting and driving. Check out Google’s new self-driving prototype and see a glimpse into our future. Read more…

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EVs Will Soon Power the Grid

May 23rd, 2014 No comments

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

The buzz about EVs is only getting greater as people discover the benefits of driving one.  In a new and exciting twist, we’re now seeing more opportunities for EV drivers to  provide power to the electrical grid. Read more…

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2014 North American International Auto Show

January 21st, 2014 No comments

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

The Industry Preview Days for the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) had everything a car enthusiast could want: shiny new vehicles, company executives, attractive and knowledgeable spokes-models and even the Vice President Biden. Although it is fun to sit in and talk about the display cars, paint, chrome and engines will not be the factors affecting the copper industry. Instead, some definite trends emerged which could have a major impact on copper in the automotive industry. Read more…

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Charging Your EV – It’s not as Hard as you Think

December 12th, 2013 No comments

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

I’ve had my Nissan Leaf for nearly two years now (33,000 miles) – and I’ve never been in a situation where my battery has run out of juice. People who are unsure about buying an EV talk about “range anxiety” and worry they’ll be stranded far from a charging station with a dead battery. For me, those worries went away soon after I started driving the Leaf. Read more…

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Coppertalk Joins in Celebration of National Plug In Day

October 14th, 2013 No comments

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

An electrifying event:  98 cities participate along with several international locations Read more…

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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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