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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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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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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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Copper Fuels Ford Motor Company’s Solution to Gasoline Prices

June 14th, 2013 No comments

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

Ford Motor Company continues its commitment to producing fuel-efficient vehicles.  I had the opportunity to learn more about the new Ford Focus Electric, the Ford Fusion Hybrid, and the Ford C-MAX Hybrid in addition to Ford plug-in hybrids – the Ford C-MAX Energi and the Ford Fusion Energi. 

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A second interview with Pete Savagian, General Director, Electrification/Electric Drive Systems, General Motors

April 12th, 2013 No comments

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

Pete Savagian describes the Chevy Volt technologies, specifically the “Hold Mode” and its capabilities as an “Extended Range Electric Vehicle” or “E-REV.”  Pete also talks about some of the engineering issues that GM had to overcome to optimize the Chevy Volt powertrain for E-REV.

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