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An Interview with Pete Savagian, General Director, Electrification/Electric Drive Systems, General Motors

March 7th, 2013 No comments

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

I recently had the opportunity to talk with Pete Savagian,  General Director, Electrification/Electric Drive Systems, General Motors, about GM’s participation in SAE Electric Powertrain Symposium forums.
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Top 5 Reasons to Own an EV

December 23rd, 2012 No comments

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

It’s been almost a year since I bought my Nissan Leaf and like a lot of EV owners, I love to drive it. If you’re thinking of investing in an EV, here are my top five reasons why it’s great to own one.
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Santa – Try A Nissan Leaf! It Fits More than you Think.

December 22nd, 2012 No comments

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

Electric Vehicles are growing more popular every year. General Motors’ Chevrolet Volt this year topped Consumer Reports’ annual owner-satisfaction survey for the second straight year. And Motor Trend magazine named Tesla Model S its 2013 Car of the Year, the first time a non-gasoline powered vehicle received the honor.
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A Memorable EV Test Drive with the 2012 Nissan Leaf

December 7th, 2012 No comments

By Bob Weed & John Hipchen

John Hipchen, Copper Development Association Technical Consultant and I had the opportunity to meet with John Arnesen, Electric Vehicle Sales & Marketing Strategy/EV Customer & Dealer Infrastructure for Nissan NA, Inc. at the 2012 SAE World Congress.  Read more…

Plugged In and Loving It

September 21st, 2012 No comments

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

Sunday is National Plug In Day, and for those of you considering an EV purchase, I say, “Go for it.” As an owner of a Nissan Leaf, I’ve found my EV experience to be both fun and rewarding. Read more…

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Public Charging Stations – Where Do We Really Need Them?

June 28th, 2012 No comments

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