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Maoists blast BSF jeep, kill four in Malkangiri

After a brief lull allowing some breathing space for security forces in the district, Maoists on Friday blew up a Border Security Force vehicle, triggering an improvised explosive device near Janiguda on the Chitrakonda-Balimela road in Malkangiri district, killing four including a Commandant of the 107th battalion and his Second-in-Command.

Two civilians were also injured in the firing that followed the ghastly incident. The vehicle was mangled beyond recognition.

The attack came on the eve of the first phase of panchayat polls in the district, scheduled to take place on Saturday.

The victims have been identified as Commandant G R Khaswan, his second-in-command Rajesh Sharan, Inspector Ashok Yadav and Assistant Sub-Inspector and radio operator of the squad, Jitendra Sahu.

According to reports, the officers were returning in their vehicle after supervising security arrangements for the first phase of the polls. The IED blast took place about 1.30 pm when the Bolero was passing through the ghat road.

The civilians were identified as Sugandhu Kundu and Bishnu Jani. They are reportedly officials of the Potteru Irrigation Project and were going to Chitrakonda. The officials reportedly sustained injuries when the Maoists, acting under the impression that they were policemen, opened fire minutes after the blast.

Sensing the presence of more than a hundred Maoist cadres on the hilltop, forces were immediately mobilised to the area to start a vigorous combing operation.

Sources said standard operating procedure might not have been followed by the officers during their return journey. Similar errors by security personnel had led to disasters in the past.

On July 16, 2008 a landmine blast by Maoists near MV-126 village in Malkangiri district killed 17 personnel of the Special Operation Group and an RI travelling in an anti-landmine vehicle. On June 18, 2009, nine personnel of Odisha Special Security Force were killed in a landmine explosion in Narayanpatna block of Korapur district.

On November 13, 2009, Maoists killed three Central Reserve Police Force personnel in a landmine blast in Malkangiri district due to a similar mistake by the security personnel. The landmine blast was targeted at the convoy of CRPF personnel consisting of 21 vehicles. The CRPF personnel were on their way to Malkangiri town from their camp at MV 79 village. The first vehicle in the convoy fell prey to the powerful blast as the road was not cleared prior to the travel of the convoy.

On April 4, 2010, a small error led to death of nine personnel of the Special Operation Group in a landmine blast triggered by Maoists in Koraput district. A minibus carrying the SOG jawans was blown up at Govindpalli ghat road near the Koraput and Malkangiri district border. The personnel had not followed strict instructions of walking down the road when trying to clear a ghat road in a Maoist-affected area.

On January 5, 2012, at least three policemen were killed and three others critically injured when Maoists blew up their vehicle in a forested area near Srirampur village of Kandhamal district.


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Vintage Travel Trailers Get New Purpose

Vintage-TravelA loyal classical automobile buff, Richard Nash never illusory that he would be restoring 1960s epoch transport trailers. His wife, Vicky brought home a initial comparison trailer in 2005 and so a mania began. Four trailers have done their approach to a Nash driveway. The entirely rebuilt 1962 Shasta Airflyte is a gem of a collection.
If not purchased for $100 by a Nashes, a 13 feet 1962 Shasta’s predestine was certain to be a internal dump. A prosaic tire, shop-worn jack, decayed interior, separate seams, leaking roof, shop-worn siding were only a few of a problems to understanding with.

But being a visionaries that they are, this Colorado integrate could see a loyal potential. A tradition home-builder by trade, Richard knows construction. So a dispersion began and each in. was nude down to a frame. The strange tools were used as a template to painstakingly reconstruct scarcely each square from a belligerent up.

Much of a trim, hardware, and potion was salvaged and reused. A pleasing charcoal wood, coated with about 5 gallons of amber refinish was used for a interior walls, roof and cabinetry. Shiny new aluminum cut to a accurate measure accoutre a roof and side panels. The desired strange china wings proudly fly on a back.

Vicky served as Creative Director, selecting a red, silver, white and black tone scheme. A outing to a paint emporium highlighted a famous Z settlement on a exterior. A caf� thesis carries by a interior space. Cool retro-looking fabric was comparison for a cushions and coordinating curtains. Formica countertops and tables underline a rebound settlement that complements a black-and-white checkerboard floor.

Nine months (and $10,000 in materials) later, a finished 1962 done a debut. Reminiscent of a peppermint stick, she was named Candy. Candy has done many appearances during a accumulation of classical automobile shows and comparison transport trailer rallies in Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico. Sometimes she is accompanied by gourmet cars like a 1968 Ford Mustang.

A loyal show-stopper, Candy won a Ladies’ Choice Award and also a People’s Choice Award in particular years during a Grand River Classic Car Show in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. She was also graphic on a front page of a Moab Times Independent newspaper.

To finish a ensemble, Richard located a 1961 Ford Galaxy Sunliner automobile that he envisioned pulling a comparison camper. This full replacement enclosed an engine and delivery overhaul, brakes, shocks, black-and-white upholstery, uninformed chrome, a new soothing top, a relating paint pursuit in Ford Candy Apple Red, and a new join with electronic stop control.

“When we expostulate around with a 1962 Shasta, people grin and give us a ‘thumbs up’ vigilance all a time. Everyone wants to know what year it is and what it looks like inside,” says Richard.

This hobby began when Vicky review a repository essay about Sisters On The Fly, a organisation of women who transport around a nation together in antique trailers embellished with colorful murals. “I suspicion that looked like so most fun. And we didn’t even camp!” exclaims Vicky. So she started acid for a trailer and found a 1970 Shasta competition trailer with deception fate for sale in Denver.

Fortunately, Richard was a good competition and concluded to assistance repair it up. Even yet there was some accost repairs to a tip and back, a trailer was in decent shape. It underwent a cosmetic transformation. When it went on a road, it was a large hit. So a Nashes were hooked. However, their welfare was a some-more dull “canned ham” character trailers so they sole a 1970 box chronicle and began a hunt for an progressing model.

Since a execution of a 1962, a 1961 Shasta has assimilated a fleet. Richard was about to embark on a new home construction plan so indispensable an onsite office. As fitness would have it, he came on a 16 feet Shasta (sans wings) for sale. So with a uninformed cloak of black and white paint, a trailer was retrofitted with a mechanism list and drafting list finish with filing cabinets, fridge and microwave.

It is loyal that once people are smitten with comparison trailers, they can never possess only one. Somehow a 1968 Serro Scotty has also done a approach to a Nash residence. They are meditative of branch that into a gardening strew for a backyard. Or maybe it could be a tradition sequence to sell to another trailer junkie.

About Retro Trailer Design:
Retro Trailer Design recreates comparison transport trailers suggestive of a canned hams of a 1950s and 1960s.


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Vintage Travel Trailers Get New Purpose

Vintage-TravelA loyal classical automobile buff, Richard Nash never illusory that he would be restoring 1960s epoch transport trailers. His wife, Vicky brought home a initial comparison trailer in 2005 and so a mania began. Four trailers have done their approach to a Nash driveway. The entirely rebuilt 1962 Shasta Airflyte is a gem of a collection.
If not purchased for $100 by a Nashes, a 13 feet 1962 Shasta’s predestine was certain to be a internal dump. A prosaic tire, shop-worn jack, decayed interior, separate seams, leaking roof, shop-worn siding were only a few of a problems to understanding with.

But being a visionaries that they are, this Colorado integrate could see a loyal potential. A tradition home-builder by trade, Richard knows construction. So a dispersion began and each in. was nude down to a frame. The strange tools were used as a template to painstakingly reconstruct scarcely each square from a belligerent up.

Much of a trim, hardware, and potion was salvaged and reused. A pleasing charcoal wood, coated with about 5 gallons of amber refinish was used for a interior walls, roof and cabinetry. Shiny new aluminum cut to a accurate measure accoutre a roof and side panels. The desired strange china wings proudly fly on a back.

Vicky served as Creative Director, selecting a red, silver, white and black tone scheme. A outing to a paint emporium highlighted a famous Z settlement on a exterior. A caf� thesis carries by a interior space. Cool retro-looking fabric was comparison for a cushions and coordinating curtains. Formica countertops and tables underline a rebound settlement that complements a black-and-white checkerboard floor.

Nine months (and $10,000 in materials) later, a finished 1962 done a debut. Reminiscent of a peppermint stick, she was named Candy. Candy has done many appearances during a accumulation of classical automobile shows and comparison transport trailer rallies in Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico. Sometimes she is accompanied by gourmet cars like a 1968 Ford Mustang.

A loyal show-stopper, Candy won a Ladies’ Choice Award and also a People’s Choice Award in particular years during a Grand River Classic Car Show in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. She was also graphic on a front page of a Moab Times Independent newspaper.

To finish a ensemble, Richard located a 1961 Ford Galaxy Sunliner automobile that he envisioned pulling a comparison camper. This full replacement enclosed an engine and delivery overhaul, brakes, shocks, black-and-white upholstery, uninformed chrome, a new soothing top, a relating paint pursuit in Ford Candy Apple Red, and a new join with electronic stop control.

“When we expostulate around with a 1962 Shasta, people grin and give us a ‘thumbs up’ vigilance all a time. Everyone wants to know what year it is and what it looks like inside,” says Richard.

This hobby began when Vicky review a repository essay about Sisters On The Fly, a organisation of women who transport around a nation together in antique trailers embellished with colorful murals. “I suspicion that looked like so most fun. And we didn’t even camp!” exclaims Vicky. So she started acid for a trailer and found a 1970 Shasta competition trailer with deception fate for sale in Denver.

Fortunately, Richard was a good competition and concluded to assistance repair it up. Even yet there was some accost repairs to a tip and back, a trailer was in decent shape. It underwent a cosmetic transformation. When it went on a road, it was a large hit. So a Nashes were hooked. However, their welfare was a some-more dull “canned ham” character trailers so they sole a 1970 box chronicle and began a hunt for an progressing model.

Since a execution of a 1962, a 1961 Shasta has assimilated a fleet. Richard was about to embark on a new home construction plan so indispensable an onsite office. As fitness would have it, he came on a 16 feet Shasta (sans wings) for sale. So with a uninformed cloak of black and white paint, a trailer was retrofitted with a mechanism list and drafting list finish with filing cabinets, fridge and microwave.

It is loyal that once people are smitten with comparison trailers, they can never possess only one. Somehow a 1968 Serro Scotty has also done a approach to a Nash residence. They are meditative of branch that into a gardening strew for a backyard. Or maybe it could be a tradition sequence to sell to another trailer junkie.

About Retro Trailer Design:
Retro Trailer Design recreates comparison transport trailers suggestive of a canned hams of a 1950s and 1960s.


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Myths and Facts About Electric Cars

As automakers are starting to pierce electric automobile (EV) record into a mainstream, regressive media outlets have regularly misled consumers about electric cars by perplexing to paint them as environmentally damaging and unsafe, among other fake claims.

CONSERVATIVE MEDIA OUTLETS ARE CAMPAIGNING AGAINST THE ELECTRIC CAR BY:

Denying That EVs Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Downplaying EV Sales

Misleading About
EV Distance Range

Distorting Volt Safety

Feigning Concern About Battery Disposal

Spinning
Consumer Tax Credits

Fearmongering About The Electric Grid


Overstating
Subsidies For Volt

Conservative Media Pummel Emerging Industry With Misleading Claims

MYTH: Electric Cars Do Not Reduce
CO2 Emissions

  • Fox News’ Greg
    Gutfeld pronounced that “the whole reason for doing these foolish tiny cars is a
    lie” since electricity “comes from coal. In
    some cases, some studies uncover that these can furnish some-more wickedness than
    internal explosion engines.” [Fox News, The Five, 1/27/12, around Nexis]
  • Jonah
    Goldberg wrote in a Chicago Tribune op-ed: “The indicate is to revoke CO2
    emissions, right? But in some regions, we get a electricity from CO2-spewing
    coal. The some-more electricity pulled from a grid, a some-more spark is burned,
    essentially replacing unwashed oil with dirtier coal.” [Chicago Tribune, 8/10/10]
  • A Washington Times editorial pronounced that when a person
    uses an electric car, “instead of entrance out a tailpipe, a unwanted
    carbon-dioxide molecules are instead expelled during a appetite plant, that is
    generally coal-fired good outward their view.” [Washington Times, 1/17/12]

FACT:
Electric Vehicles Cause Substantially Fewer CO2
Emissions

Electric
Vehicles Emit Less CO2 Even If Coal Supplies The Power.
This draft from the
Department of Energy shows that, even though
coal is a source of scarcely half a nation’s electricity, all-electric
vehicles (EV) like a Nissan Leaf, and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEV)
like a Chevy Volt means on normal roughly reduction CO dioxide
emissions than required gasoline-powered vehicles:

Source: Department of Energy

In
states like Indiana that are heavily reliant on coal-fired power, hybrid cars means fewer
emissions than plug-in EVs, though EVs still means fewer emissions than
conventional gasoline powered cars. In areas where electric automobile sales are high,
EVs are significantly some-more environmentally accessible than a inhabitant average.
For example, a Los Angeles area is projected by Pike Research to have the
second tip electric automobile sales in a republic over a successive 5 years, and
carbon emissions for all-electric cars there are scarcely half that of the
national average:

Source: Department of Energy

[Department of Energy, 9/22/11] [Pike
Research, 2011]

Study:
In Every Scenario, Plug-In Hybrid Electric
Cars Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
“Significantly.”
A 2007 investigate by a Natural Resources Defense Council and the
Electric Power Research Institute, that represents electric utilities,
examined 9 intensity scenarios to establish a impact of plug-in hybrid
electric automobile use by 2050. The investigate found that in any scenario
greenhouse gas emissions were “reduced significantly” — even if a electric
sector remained CO complete and PHEVs usually accounted for 20% of a market
in 2050. The investigate serve found that any segment of nation would yield
reductions in hothouse gas emissions if PHEVs were adopted. The investigate was a
“well-to-wheels” investigate that accounted for emissions during prolongation of
both electricity and gasoline. [EPRI and NRDC,
July
2007, around CFR]

U.S. Coal Use Is On The Decline. A Jan 24 Reuters
article shows that as electric automobile sales ramp up, spark use in a U.S. is
decreasing:

U.S.
energy-related CO2 emissions will be 7 percent revoke than their 2005 spin of
nearly 6 billion metric tons in 2020 as coal’s share of electricity production
continues a solid skirmish over a successive dual decades, according to new
government data.

[...]

“Over a successive 25 years, a projected
coal share of altogether electricity era falls to 39 percent, good below
the 49-percent share seen as recently as 2007, since of delayed expansion in
electricity demand, continued foe from healthy gas and renewable
plants, and a need to approve with new environmental regulations,” it
said.

The retirement of old, emasculate coal-fired
power plants will overtake new construction, and a news sum that gas-fired
plants – that are cheaper to build – will beget 13 percent some-more appetite in 2012
than they did final year. [Reuters, 1/24/12]

MYTH: 2011 Sales Show Americans Won’t Buy
Electric Cars

  • On The
    O’Reilly Factor
    , Fox News writer Monica Crowley said: “You know how
    many Chevy Volts they’ve sold? Like 3 since nobody, a) wants to expostulate a
    toaster oven for a car. Secondly, we don’t have a infrastructure in this
    country nonetheless to support mass electric cars.” [Fox News, The O'Reilly Factor,
    11/22/11]
  • Citing
    July sales numbers, Eric Bolling pronounced on Fox News that “The usually Volts sole are
    to a government.” Co-host Greg Gutfled sum that a sovereign taxation credit for
    purchasing EVs is “like forcing Americans to buy broccoli flavored ice cream.”
    [Fox News, The Five, 8/4/11]
  • Erin Burnett stated
    on her CNN show, “Despite all a advertising
    and a celebrities observant it’s cold to expostulate these cars, we looked during the
    numbers, and it usually doesn’t seem to be a truth. GM has sole 5,000 Volts.
    Nissan, 8,000 Leafs, reduction than one percent of those companies’ sum sales.”
    [CNN, Erin Burnett Out Front, 11/11/11, around Nexis]

FACT:
EV Sales Topped First-Year Hybrid Sales Despite Recession

EV Sales In
2011 Were Significantly Higher Than The First Year Hybrid Sales.
From a post by the
Rocky Mountain Institute:

Figures this week showed that a first
mass-produced electric cars in a United States, a Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet
Volt, had sum sales of 17,345 in 2011, a initial year in that they were
available. Compared with sales of 9,350 gas-electric accumulation in 2000, a first
year a Honda Insight and Toyota Prius were offering in a U.S.–where total
hybrid sales have now surfaced 2 million–17,000 competence seem like a decent start
for EVs. [Rocky Mountain Institute, 1/5/12]

Media Cherry-Picked Sales Data To
Paint Volt As A Failure.
Yahoo! Finance ran a square on December
27 patrician “The Worst Product Flops of 2011.” The essay enclosed a Volt on
the list, observant “Only 124 models were sole in Jul 2011,” though mentioning
any other sales data. [Yahoo! Finance, 12/27/11]

Gathered from news reports on GM’s
self-reported sales, a following draft shows that Jul was an outlier month,
and that Volt sales significantly augmenting in a latter months of 2011:

Chevy Volt Sales

Volt Sales Affected By Lack Of Supply. CNNMoney
reported:

GM executives pronounced on a company’s discussion call that Volt
sales have been compelled not by miss of demand, though by miss of supply.

Volt sales had
slowed to a drip during a summer months as GM temporarily close down the
Detroit bureau where a automobile is built. The month-long shut-down authorised GM to
revamp a bureau in sequence to boost a car’s prolongation volume. [CNNMoney, 12/1/11]

Volt And Leaf Were Not Available Nationwide
In 2011.
From
a Yale Environment 360 report:

But
much of a observant on a subject, and a attacks, unsuccessful to tell a full
story. Neither a Volt nor Leaf were accessible inhabitant in 2011, and both
were tormented by supply problems. Leaf business on a East Coast, who put down
early deposits, should be removing their cars in a entrance months, and Nissan
hopes to double prolongation and smoothness in 2012. The EV record is still a
novelty for impending buyers, though a required charging networks, though
still embryonic, are flourishing rapidly.

Yet while a vast electric automobile launches of 2011 unsuccessful to find as many buyers
as hoped, automakers and analysts still see augmenting success for electric
vehicles in a U.S. and in tellurian markets, including China, that will shortly be
the world’s largest. The future, they say, lies in new battery technologies
that will revoke a cost and boost a operation of EVs. And worse mileage
standards for U.S. automobile fleets, set to flog in over a successive decade, will give
the cars a vast boost. [Yale Environment 360, 1/25/12]

Pike
Research: 40% Are “Extremely Or Very Interested” In Purchasing An EV.
From a “Electric
Vehicle Consumer Survey” by Pike Research:

The consult found that, formed on Americans’
driving and invert patterns, PEVs should be a clever fit for a vast series of
consumers. Likewise, consult respondents indicated clever elemental interest
in PEVs, with 40% of participants observant that they would be intensely or very
interested in purchasing such a vehicle, presumption a cost were right. [Pike
Research, 1/5/2012]

EVs
Trying To Compete With Artificially Low Gasoline Prices.
As Washington Post
commentator Ezra Klein noted, “the cost we pay” for gasoline “is less
than a product’s loyal cost. A lot less, actually”:

Most of us would call a BP brief a tragedy.
Ask an economist what it is, however, and you’ll hear a opposite word:
“externality.” An externality is a cost that’s not paid by the
person, or people, regulating a good that creates a cost. The BP brief is going
to cost fishermen, it’s going to cost a gulf’s ecosystem, and it’s going to cost
the region’s tourism industry. But that cost won’t be paid by a people who
wanted that oil for their cars. It’ll tumble on taxpayers, on Gulf Coast
residents who need new jobs, on a tainted wildlife on a seafloor.

That means a gasoline you’re shopping during a pump
is — hang with me here — too cheap. The cost we compensate is reduction than the
product’s loyal cost. A lot less, actually. And it’s not usually catastrophic
spills and thespian disruptions in a Middle East that supplement to a price.
Gasoline has so many dark costs that there’s a lodge attention clinging to
tallying them up. At slightest a ones that can be tallied up.

Topping that list is atmosphere pollution, that we
breathe in possibly or not we drive. Then there’s meridian change, that is
difficult to slap a cost tab on since it involves such enigmatic calculations
as how many your grandchild’s meridian is worth. There’s trade overload and
accidents, that mistreat drivers and non-drivers alike. There’s a cost of basing
our transport economy on a apparatus that undergoes furious cost swings.

Some of a best work on this theme has
been finished by Ian Parry, a comparison associate during Resources for a Future. His
calculations — and some information from other sources and studies — advise that
adding all a quantifiable costs into a cost of oil would boost a cost
of any gallon by about $1.65. According to a Energy Information
Administration, a normal cost of a gallon of gas was $2.72 final week. It
should unequivocally be as high as $4.37.

That, however, is roughly positively an
underestimation. [The Washington Post, 6/13/10]

Electric
Car Market Hampered By Lack Of Comprehensive Climate Policy.
ClimateWire
reported:

[MIT]
Symposium participants generally resolved that a extensive sovereign routine to
limit CO emissions would be a many effective boost for electric vehicle
development, sensitive usually flourishing consumer purchases and relocating the
United States toward low-carbon or carbon-free era of electricity to
charge a cars.

But a outline pessimistically concludes: “The awaiting for
such a routine during a inhabitant spin is remote. More likely, is a hodge-podge of
state and sovereign law and targeted subsidies for favored
technologies.”

Leaving a matter to detached states “is perfect lunacy,”
but that is where a matter is headed, [Professor John] Deutch said.

“We need to continue assertive RD on these areas,”
he said. There was accord on that point, as well, during a symposium, although
the participants differed on how many supervision support should go to pure
research contra prolongation operations with stream technologies. [Scientific
American
, 1/14/11]

MYTH: Consumers Won’t Want Electric Cars Because Of Reduced Range

  • Writing
    for Forbes, Patrick J. Michaels of a Cato Institute claimed that “no
    one has figured out how to furnish a gentle electric automobile during an affordable
    (non-subsidized) cost that has adequate operation to be unsentimental for a many of
    us.” [Forbes, 8/19/11]
  • Fox
    Business researcher Gary Kaltbaum pronounced a open doesn’t wish to “buy an electric
    car where you’ve got to stop any 40 miles.” [Fox Business, Cavuto,
    12/19/11, around Nexis]
  • Author
    and motivational orator Larry Winget pronounced on Fox Business that “we still can’t
    make an electric automobile that can go some-more than 40 miles though a recharge.” [Fox
    Business, The Willis Report, 12/7/11, around Nexis]

FACT:
EV Range Is More Than Enough For Most Drivers

AutoObserver:
Studies Show 72% Of Drivers Travel Less Than 40 Miles A Day.
Edmunds AutoObserver
reported on Oct 21:

In
a phone talk with AutoObserver final week, Perry pronounced downright data
gleaned from a U.S. Department of Energy’s EV Project
and from a 7,500 Nissan Leaf EV (above) hatchbacks now on
U.S. roads creates it extravagantly transparent that “there’s no marketplace need”
for an EV that gets hundreds of miles between charges.

The
data shows that a customary Leaf motorist averages 37 miles a day in a car, and
that a customary outing length (distance between appetite on and appetite off)
is seven miles, Perry said. The commentary are unchanging with studies of
conventional-vehicle pushing patterns that found that 72 percent of American
drivers transport reduction than 40 miles a day, and 95 percent expostulate reduction than 100
miles a day. [AutoObserver, 10/21/11]

Survey:
Average Driver Travels 29 Miles Per Day.
According to a Federal Highway
Administration’s many new National Household Travel Survey, a average
driver travels 29 miles per day and a normal automobile outing length is 9.7
miles. [Department of Transportation, 2009]

All-Electric
Nissan Leaf Can Travel Over 70 Miles On A Charge.
In 2010, a EPA gave
the Nissan Leaf an central rating of 73 miles on a full charge. Tests by Consumer
Reports
yielded about 90 miles “in ideal conditions” and about 60 miles “on
cold days, with a heater running.” One exam by Nick Chambers of
PluginCars.com showed that a Leaf can transport adult to 116 miles on a charge.
[CNN Money, 11/24/10] [Consumer Reports, 9/30/11] [PluginCars.com, 10/21/10]

Mitsubishi
Electric Car Has Projected Range Of 62
Miles.
According
to a EPA, a 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV will transport 62 miles on a charge. The
range increases to 98 miles underneath certain conditions. [GreenCarReports.com, 7/6/11]

Plug-In
Hybrids Offer Extended Range.
Consumers who need to transport prolonged distances
have a choice of purchasing plug-in hybrid electric cars like a Chevy Volt
or a stirring Toyota Prius plug-in hybrid. From Hybridcars.com:

Plug-in accumulation yield a advantages of an
electric car, while progressing a same pushing operation as conventional
vehicles. Plug-in hybrid drivers transport in an all-electric mode for a vast
majority of common inner driving. When a battery’s electric assign is
depleted, a downsized gas engine is used to possibly recharge a batteries (as
the automobile moves), or as a primary source of thrust until recharging the
batteries around a plug.

Plug-in hybrid cars are also famous as plug-in
hybrid electric vehicles or PHEVs. Plug-in hybrid cars that use a gas engine
exclusively for recharging batteries–rather than directly powering a wheels–are
also called Extended-Range Electric Vehicles or E-REVs. [Hybridcars.com,
accessed 2/2/12]

There
Are Over 5,500 Electric Charging Stations.
According to a Department of Energy,
there are over 5,500 electric charging stations in a country. DOE provides a
map of open charging stations on a website. The Department of Energy is
investing $8.5 million to serve enhance charging
infrastructure. [Department of Energy, accessed 2/2/12] [Department of Energy, 9/8/11]

MYTH:
Volt Batteries Are Unsafe

  • In a new editorial, The
    Washington Post 
    said
    that “the Volt code is pang from news that some of a batteries
    burst into abandon after supervision highway tests.” [Media Matters1/5/12]
  • On The O’Reilly Factor, Lou
    Dobbs pronounced a Volt “doesn’t work” since “it doesn’t go fast
    and go distant on electricity. What happens is it catches glow … This is
    considered a disastrous when we’re perplexing to pierce an automobile.” O’Reilly
    then regularly pronounced that a Volts “catch fire” though mentioning
    that a glow usually happened during a pile-up test. [Media Matters, 1/27/12]
  • Neil Cavuto pronounced on his Fox Business uncover that
    the Volt is “a plug-in that blows up. The battery heats up. It’s killing
    people. It’s maiming them.” [Media Matters, 1/27/12]

FACT:
Investigators Concluded Volts Are Just As Safe As Conventional Cars

Battery
Fire Happened Weeks After Pole Crash Test And Rollover Test. 
From a National Highway
Traffic Safety Administration’s outline of a test:

During
an NCAP [New Car Assessment Program] ambiguous side stick impact exam conducted by
NHTSA in May 2011, a stick struck and misshapen a sill image underneath the
driver’s doorway during a plcae where there is a constructional member. The lateral
member replaced inward, pierced a HV battery enclosing and battery, and
caused a battery coolant leak. Thereafter, a Agency conducted a rollover test
(the rollover exam consists of 4 90-degree rotate-and-hold movements about
the vehicle’s longitudinal axis). In that test, a HV battery and electronics
were unprotected to coolant that leaked as a outcome of a crash. The automobile fire
that occurred 3 weeks after and a additional contrast NHTSA conducted are
discussed in a news patrician “2011 Chevrolet Volt Battery Fire Incident
Report” a duplicate of that is accessible in a open file. The report
indicates that invasion prompted coolant leakage, and successive rollover that
saturates electronic components, were a usually exam conditions that resulted
in a theme automobile HV battery fire. [NHTSA, 1/26/12]

CNN: “No Fires Were Reported In Cars That People Were
Actually Driving.”
 CNN’s
Erin Burnett finished transparent that fires had usually occurred in pile-up tests, not
real-life scenarios:

ERIN
BURNETT: Investigators did not find a reserve defect. They also upheld GM’s
fix, that reinforces a structure surrounding a battery. No fires were
reported in cars that people were indeed driving. This came from pile-up tests.
[CNN, Out Front with Erin Burnett, 1/20/12]

NHTSA Did Not Drain Battery After Crash, As GM Protocols
Require. 
From an
Associated Press report:

General Motors orator Greg
Martin pronounced a exam did not follow procedures grown by GM engineers for
handling a Volt after a crash. The engineers tested a Volt’s battery pack
for some-more than 300,000 hours to come adult with a procedures, that include
discharge and ordering of a battery pack, he said.

“Had those protocols been
followed after this test, this occurrence would not have occurred,” he said.

[...]

After a pile-up test, NHTSA
found a coolant trickle and changed a shop-worn Volt to a behind lot, where it was
exposed to a elements, pronounced Rob Peterson, a GM orator who specializes in
electric cars. Exposure to a continue caused a coolant to crystalize, and
that, sum with a remaining assign in a battery, were factors, he said.

NHTSA
did not empty a battery of appetite as called for underneath GM’s pile-up procedures.
But during a time, GM had not told a group of a protocols, Peterson said.
NHTSA customarily drains fuel from gasoline-powered cars after pile-up tests, he
said. [Associated Press, 11/11/11,
via MSNBC.com]

GM Knows Via OnStar About Any Crash Significant Enough To Compromise
The Battery. 
The Detroit
Free Press
 reported:

Chevrolet dealers have sold
about 6,000 Volts, all of that are versed with a OnStar emergency
notification system, pronounced GM orator Greg Martin.

“There have been no
reports of allied incidences in a field,” GM pronounced in a statement.
“With Onstar, GM knows in genuine time about any pile-up poignant adequate to
potentially concede battery integrity.”

Since
July, GM has implemented a routine with initial responders that includes
depowering of a battery after a serious crash. [Detroit Free Press11/26/11]

GM Provided A Fix To Volt Owners. Automotive News reported:

The group [NHTSA] pronounced that
modifications dictated to strengthen a Volt’s 435-pound lithium-ion battery
pack that General Motors announced on Jan. 5 should “reduce the
potential” of a container throwing glow in a days or weeks following a
crash.

[...]

Company
executives [at GM] contend a intentional repair will make a automobile “safer” by
reinforcing a steel surrounding a battery container to forestall it from being
punctured during a crash. It also will supplement a sensor to a battery container to
monitor coolant leaks.
GM is seeking a 8,000 Volt business to revisit their Chevy dealership to have
the work done. Dealers will be prepared to perform a work starting in February,
GM said. [Automotive News, 1/20/12]

NHTSA Concluded Investigation After Finding “No Discernible
Defect Trend.” 
Wired‘s
Autopia blog reported:

Federal regulators have closed
their review into a Chevrolet Volt, observant they are assured with the
steps General Motors has taken to strengthen a car’s lithium-ion battery and
minimize a risk of a glow in a days and weeks after a serious crash.

The National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration posted an
 explanation
and outline of a inquiry
 on
Friday and announced a end of the
 investigation
it launched Nov. 25
.

“The agency’s
investigation has resolved that no distinct forsake trend exists and that
the automobile modifications recently grown by General Motors revoke the
potential for battery invasion ensuing from side impacts,” a feds
said in a statement.

The matter adds, “Based
on a accessible data, NHTSA does not trust that Chevy Volts or other
electric vehicles poise a larger risk of glow than gasoline-powered
vehicles.”

The
findings absolve General Motors, that always argued the
 Chevrolet
Volt
 is safe, and
electric automobile advocates who argued that a exploration was many happening about very
little. [Wired,
Autopia, 1/20/12]

Around 250,000 Conventional Cars Catch Fire In Real-Life Every
Year.
 Brad
Plumer wrote on The Washington Post‘s
WonkBlog:

[E]lectric
cars have recently had to continue wild headlines over safety, after three
separate Volt batteries held glow in pile-up tests. On a technical merits,
this wasn’t a outrageous worry: The batteries held glow days or weeks after extreme
crash contrast in a laboratory, and even afterwards a fires usually pennyless out because
post-crash procedures weren’t followed. As MSNBC’s Dan Carney snarks,
“The doctrine here is to get out of a crashed automobile within a few days, and be
sure to spin off a lights when exiting.” There was also a little-noted
fact that, as supervision statistics show (PDF), some 250,000 gas-powered
vehicles locate glow in real-life settings any year. [Washington Post's
WonkBlog, 1/9/12]

MYTH: Batteries In Electric Cars
Are An Environmental Hazard

  • A FoxNews.com essay about a Chevy Volt claimed “the
    industry has not figured out how to dispose of 500 and pounds of highly
    hazardous lithum [sic] batteries per car.” [FoxNews.com, 1/9/12]
  • Columnist
    Rick Martinez wrote that “lithium and other toxic
    elements and chemicals are indispensable to make electric automobile batteries, that don’t
    last forever. Sooner or later, automobile batteries will transcend computers and
    televisions as a Earth’s many dire environmental ordering challenge.”
    [News
    Observer,
    3/9/11]
  • National
    Legal and Policy Center’s Mark Modica pronounced on Fox Business that “the lithium
    ion battery prolongation and ordering is a problem itself. There’s been studies
    that uncover that a Volt is not even as immature as an inner explosion engine
    because of a battery – a lithium battery issue.” [Fox Business, Cavuto,
    10/12/11, around Nexis]

FACT: Battery Recycling
Efforts Are Underway

EV Batteries
Are Not Toxic Like Conventional Lead-Acid Car Batteries.
 CNNMoney
reported:

We’ve all had to get absolved of spent lithium-ion
batteries from laptops and dungeon phones so it’s healthy to worry about a ones
in electric cars.

Won’t
those eventually have to be expected of, too? Are they usually going to sit
rotting in land fills fouling a environment?

Probably
not. First, a lithium-ion batteries used in electric cars are reduction dangerous
to a sourroundings than many other batteries to start with. That’s since they
don’t enclose vast amounts of poisonous singular earth metals. Second, all kinds of
batteries, vast and small, are customarily recycled and electric automobile batteries
can be, too. [CNNMoney, 12/20/10]

Recycling
Firms, Automakers Already Building Infrastructure To Handle EV Batteries.
The New York
Times
reported that companies concerned in
recycling wiring “have already begun spending income to build an infrastructure
to hoop a inundate of partly depleted battery packs” from electric cars. The
article serve stated:

Toyota Motor,
whose knowledge goes behind to 1998, shortly after a introduction of a RAV4
all-electric vehicle, has determined partnerships in Europe and a United
States to recycle batteries, including from a hybrid Prius. This year, it
began shipping some batteries from Prius models sole in a United States to
Japan to take advantage of a more-efficient recycling routine during home.

Honda Motor recycled scarcely 500
batteries during 2009 from a electric hybrid models it began offered in Japan
more than a decade ago. But it still is exploring ways to structure that part
of a business as it rolls out models like a Insight and a CR-Z.

General Motors and Nissan Motor,
whose Chevrolet Volt and
Nissan Leaf are newer to a market, are holding a opposite tack. They have
agreements with appetite companies to rise ways of reusing aged batteries,
perhaps for storing breeze or solar appetite during
peak generating times for after use.

  [...]

In the
United States, a Department of Energy has postulated $9.5 million to Toxco to
build a specialized recycling plant in Ohio for electric automobile batteries. It
is approaching to start operations successive year, doing batteries from a accumulation of
makes and models.  [New York Times, 8/30/11]

Greenwire: Certain Battery Components “Far Too Valuable To Send To
The Landfill.”
Greenwire reported in Sep 2009 that “though lithium
currently fetches really tiny on a open market, other components in
lithium-ion batteries, such as nickel and cobalt, will make a batteries far
too profitable to send to a landfill.” The
report also quoted Linda Gaines of a Argonne National Laboratory, who is
studying tellurian lithium supply:

Currently,
lithium is mined by usually one association in a United States from a brine
operation in a Nevada desert, and USGS information uncover that some-more than 85 percent of
the world’s lithium pot is in Bolivia, Chile and China.

Gaines’
research found that a volume of lithium indispensable for some forms of lithium-ion
batteries could be cut in half if those batteries are effectively recycled.

“If
we had a clever recycling module in a U.S., we could feasible be
self-sufficient,” Gaines said. “The ideal would be to take a whole
battery apart, purify adult a element and recycle them behind to
battery-grade.” [Greenwire, 9/14/09, around Scientific American]

EV Batteries Could Be
Used For Stationary Energy Storage.
Wired‘s Autopia blog reported in Nov 2010:

Energy storage is a flourishing industry,
and automakers see a approach for used packs, that could assistance make a grid more
efficient. Nissan expects approach in Japan to be so good by 2020 that it would
need 50,000 EV batteries to accommodate it. Automakers are assured they’ll find
buyers since a lithium-ion packs used in electric vehicles are approaching to
retain around 70 percent of their storage ability after 10 years. Although
that might not be adequate for a commuter who needs maximum range, it’s excellent for stationary
applications like backup appetite in a sanatorium or load-leveling during a substation.

“We design to see an wholly new industry
arise to use these batteries,” pronounced Paul Gustavsson, clamp boss for
business growth during Volvo. The association expects to sell its first electric cars in 2013. “Every
hospital has a outrageous battery backup in a basement. So do appetite plants,
military installations, some skyscrapers. There’s some fascinating business
opportunities there that are usually now being discovered.” [Wired, Autopia,
11/24/10]

MYTH: Electric Car Subsidies Only Benefit The Rich

  • In a
    recent editorial, The Washington Post argued opposite tax
    credits for EV consumers, in partial since “only upper-income consumers
    can means to buy an electric vehicle.” [Media Matters, 1/5/12]
  • In an
    article during FoxNews.com patrician “Electric Car Subsidies Transferring Wealth From
    Poor To The Rich?”, William La Jeunesse wrote that “billions in sovereign subsidies for electric vehicles are going those
    [sic] who need them a least: a 1 percent.” [FoxNews.com, 1/9/12]
  • Neil
    Monroe of The Daily Caller pronounced on Fox Business: “President Obama wants to give
    $10,000 per automobile to rich blue state electorate that should make Americans see red,”
    adding, “It is redistribution towards a wealthy. [Fox Business, Cavuto,
    11/3/11, around Nexis]
  • Fox Business’ Liz MacDonald said: “one percenters, are a usually ones
    who effectively can means these cars, so since not support, we know, taxation breaks
    for a tip brackets who can buy these cars?” [Fox Business, Cavuto,
    12/27/11, around Nexis]

FACT: Tax Incentives Make Advanced Technology
Accessible To Middle Class

Mitsubishi Electric Car Will Cost $21,625
After Tax Credit.
The
all-electric automobile from Mitsubishi, a i-MiEV, will cost $29,125 — or $21,625
after a $7,500 sovereign taxation credit. The taxation credit creates a cost of the
i-MiEV allied to a Toyota Camry, a tip offered automobile in a U.S. in 2011.
[Mitsubishi, accessed 1/24/12]

Nissan
Leaf Costs $27,700 After Tax Credit.
The 2011 Nissan Leaf, an all-electric
vehicle, costs $27,700 after a sovereign taxation credit. [AutoGuide, 1/3/12]

Electric Cars Cost About Five Times Less Than Conventional Vehicles To
Operate.
According to a Department of Energy, a required automobile costs
10 to 15 cents per mile in fuel to run, while an electric automobile costs 2 to 4
cents per mile for fuel, formed on a normal U.S. electricity price. A plug-in
hybrid electric automobile costs 2 to 4 cents per mile when using on
electricity, and 5 to 7 cents per mile when using on gasoline. [Department of
Energy, 10/3/11]

Study: Battery Costs Will “Decline Steeply As Production Volumes Increase.” From
an investigate of a electric automobile battery marketplace by a Boston Consulting Group,
a heading consulting firm:

Battery
costs will decrease steeply as prolongation volumes increase. Individual tools will
become reduction dear interjection to knowledge and scale effects. Equipment costs
will also drop, obscure depreciation. Higher levels of automation will further
trim costs by augmenting quality, shortening throw levels, and slicing labor
costs. However, some 25 percent of stream battery costs – radically a cost
of tender materials and standard, commoditized tools – are approaching to remain
relatively eccentric of prolongation volumes and to change over time.

The investigate also showed how continued
government squeeze incentives would “directly influence” a sum cost of
ownership (TCO) of EVs. According to a study, if a inducement programs
continue to 2020, consumers in Western nations could replenish a sum upfront
cost of electric cars in 1-5 years, rather than 9-15 years:

Source: Boston Consulting Group

[Boston Consulting Group, 1/7/10]

Tax Credits For Electric Vehicles Have Bipartisan
History.
As
the following outline from a Congressional Research Service shows, Presidents
George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush sealed legislation providing taxation incentives
for a squeeze of electric vehicles and other cars that revoke faith on
oil:

EPAct 1992 established
tax incentives for a squeeze of electric vehicles and “clean-fuel vehicles,”
including choice fuel and hybrid vehicles. The Energy Policy Act of 2005
(Section 1341) significantly stretched and extended a automobile purchase
incentives, substantiating taxation credits for a squeeze of fuel cell, hybrid,
alternative fuel, and modernized diesel vehicles.

[...]

The
Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 determined a taxation credit for the
purchase of plug-in vehicles, both pristine electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids
(i.e., gasoline/electric hybrid vehicles that can fuel on gasoline or be
recharged from a electric grid.) For newcomer vehicles, a credit is a
maximum of $7,500, depending on a vehicle’s battery capacity. After sales of
vehicles authorised for a credit surpass a sum of 250,000 for all
manufacturers, a credit is phased out. [Congressional Research Service, 2/4/10]

Tax Credits Contribute To Development Of
American Advanced Battery Industry And Jobs.
A Duke University investigate of a U.S.
value sequence for lithium-ion automobile batteries stated: “Largely as a outcome of
financial support by sovereign and state governments, a U.S. domestic
lithium-ion battery supply sequence is building really quickly.” The news also
said “U.S. prolongation ability has indeed grown really quickly, from usually two
relevant plants before a ARRA [American Recovery and Reinvestment Act]
funding, to 30 designed sites aiming to grasp a projected 20% of world
capacity by 2012, and 40% by 2015.” [Duke University Center on Globalization,
Governance Competitiveness, 10/5/10]

MYTH:
Electric Cars Are A Threat To The Grid

  • On his
    Fox Business show, Cavuto settled that electric automobile owners are “compromising our
    grid.” [Fox Business, Cavuto, 12/8/11, around Nexis]
  • Fox’s
    Eric Bolling suggested that if a “million” or dual million electric cars were on
    the road, we would have “no ability to assign these cars. The electric — the
    power grid right now is on a ear already.” [Fox Business, Happy Hour,
    7/19/09]
  • The
    National Legal and Policy Center’s Mark Modica suggested on Fox Business that
    the “electric grid isn’t prepared for” a volume of electric cars that advocates
    want on a road. [Fox Business, Cavuto, 10/12/11, around Nexis]

FACT: Studies
Show EVs Are Unlikely To Strain Grid, Particularly With Good Planning

Studies
Indicate That Plug-In Cars Won’t Strain The Grid.
GreenCarReports
noted:

A extensive and wide-ranging two-volume investigate from 2007,
Environmental Assessment of Plug-In Hybrid Vehicles, looked
at a impact of plug-in vehicles on a U.S. electrical grid. It also analyzed
the
“wells-to-wheels”
carbon emissions of plug-ins contra gasoline cars.

The investigate is good regarded, in partial since of a authors. It was
a corner bid by dual rather doubtful partners: a Electric Power Research
Institute (EPRI), that is a application industry’s investigate arm, and a Natural
Resources Defense Council (NRDC).

It looks during a consequences of drivers charging plug-in vehicles
at opposite times during a day. And it assumes a light rollout of electric
vehicles into a stream U.S. swift of 300 million vehicles. GM, for example,
will usually sell
10,000
Chevy Volts during all of 2011.

In practice, this means electric cars will usually levy marginal
increases on a electric grid. The bucket of one plug-in recharging (about 2
kilowatts) is roughly a same as that of 4 or 5 plasma radio sets.
Plasma TVs frequency brought worries about grid crashes.

[...]

Knowing
all this, a EPRI-NRDC investigate resolved — not surprisingly — that plug-in
vehicles won’t aria a grid. Two earlier, some-more singular studies from the
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Oak Ridge National Laboratory
concluded radically a same thing.
[GreenCarReports, 7/13/10, via
Discovery News]

Utilities
And Regulators Can Institute Policies To Smooth Demand.
A 2011 MIT investigate on
“The Future of a Electric Grid” stated:

The grade to that EVs poise a highlight to the
power grid depends on their inner invasion rate, as good as a appetite and
time during that they charge. If regulators and utilities reasonably influence
charging so that it mostly does not coincide with a complement rise demand, EVs
will urge complement bucket means and will not means bulky intrusion to
the bulk era and delivery system. Otherwise, integrating these loads
will need some-more investment in equipment. [Massachusetts Institute of
Technology, 2011]

Engineers
Are Developing New Software To Address Added Demand.
Good reported:

As
I explained in a prior column, some automakers with EVs in a tube are already operative on
the issue. Ford, for example, recently assimilated adult with Microsoft Hohm for an
in-vehicle charging complement in the  2011 electric Ford Focus. The system
will concede drivers to news automobile charging during off-peak hours, or times
when a grid has ability to spare.

Microsoft and Ford aren’t a usually companies operative on EV
charging software. Google is also operative on a height that will use something
called a automobile dispatch algorithm to
smooth out a electricity bucket on a grid. And a U.S. Department of
Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is building a Smart Charger
Controller to automatically extract adult vehicles when electricity is cheapest and
the approach for appetite is lowest. [Good, 11/11/10]


Electric Cars Could Provide Backup
Power For The Electric Grid.
Miller-McCune reported in
October:

For 15 years, [Willett] Kempton, who leads a University of
Delaware’s
Center for Carbon-Free Power
Integration, has pushed a thought that fleets of electric vehicles — rather
than being another vast pull on a electric grid — could yield valuable
backup appetite on approach to utilities. This would revoke a need for dear new
generating plants, and assistance safeguard a arguable supply of electricity.

Utilities compensate any other billions of dollars a year for such
backup appetite by indiscriminate electricity markets, and Kempton believes that a
hefty cut of that cake could be paid to electric-vehicle owners instead.

Some attention analysts determine that a approach, famous as
“vehicle-to-grid,” could take off; a Dec 2010 news from a business
research organisation Global Data conservatively projected a tellurian marketplace for
vehicle-to-grid that would compensate $2.3 billion to electric automobile owners by 2012
– and $40 billion by 2020. [Miller-McCune, 10/31/11]

MYTH: Each Volt Cost Taxpayers
More Than $250,000 In Subsidies

  • In a CBS news brief,
    Ashley Morrison stated: “According to a new
    report, any automobile sole so distant has cost taxpayers as many as dual hundred and
    fifty thousand dollars.” [CBS, CBS Morning News, 12/22/11, around Nexis]
  • Fox News promoted a figure on Fox Friends, Special
    Report
    , and The Five (twice). Fox Business lonesome a figure in at
    least 9 segments. [Media
    Matters
    , 12/22/11] [Nexis search, 1/20/12]
  • Rush
    Limbaugh and numerous
    conservative blogs steady a figure.
    [RushLimbaugh.com, 1/11/12] [HumanEvents.com, 1/7/12]
    [Washington Examiner, 1/23/12] [National Review Online, 12/21/11] [MichelleMalkin.com, 12/21/11] [Hot Air, 12/21/11]

FACT:
Subsidy Estimate Was Based On Fuzzy Math

Estimate
Includes Subsidies For Supplier Companies And Subsidies That Haven’t Actually
Been Distributed.
The
source of a explain that any Volt costs taxpayers $250,000 in subsidies is
James Hohman of a Mackinac Center for Public Policy, a regressive think
tank that has perceived income from hoary fuel interests. The estimate, which
Hohman conceded was “simple math,” enclosed state and sovereign subsidies “via
tax credits and approach appropriation for not usually General Motors, though other companies
supplying tools for a vehicle.” It also enclosed subsidies that a companies
haven’t nonetheless received. Hohman divided that sum by 6,000 – a series of Volts
sold during a time. [Media Matters, 12/22/11]

Finance
Writer: “Fundamental Flaw” In The Estimate “Discredits The Entire Report.”
Writing for
TheStreet.com, Anton Wahlman – who pronounced he is “totally against to government
subsidies” — settled that “there is a elemental smirch behind a math in this
‘report’ that discredits a whole news true down to zero, in my view.”
From his post:

Here is a point: Why order whatever amount
– $1.5 billion or differently — by a series of Chevrolet Volts sole to date?
If he had finished this investigate one year from now, when we could be looking during 60,000
Volts made, as GM regularly has promised, a title series would be $25,000
per car– not $250,000. You would order a $1.5 billion by 60,000 instead of
6,000.

But since stop during a year from now? This
investment in automotive thrust record is meant to be polished and
influence generations of cars for decades. Some partial of GM’s Voltec
architecture and techniques will expostulate sales of approximately 60 million cars
over a successive 25 years or so, in any reasonable estimation.

[...]

The stupidity of a math used can be further
shown by seeking what a investigate would have yielded if it had been finished six
months ago or a year ago. Six months ago, 3,000 Volts had been sole and
therefore a pragmatic funding was $500,000 per automobile — half as many cars, twice
the funding per car. One year ago, a initial Volt was sole and therefore this
one automobile contingency have cost $1.5 billion, according to a logic by a people
who wrote a headlines around this study.

This is a approach it works in roughly any industry.
The initial iPad made substantially cost Apple $100 million or whatever. Does
that meant Apple mislaid $100 million reduction $500 on this iPad? Of march not. The
development cost for any product is created off opposite vast volumes, typically
multiple generations, where both hardware and program amass constantly.


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Cochise County, Ariz., keeps its rowdy heritage alive

The entire Wild West didn’t take place in Cochise County. It just seems that way because of the notorious cast of characters who shot their way into the history books.

The Earps, the Clantons, Doc Holliday, Johnny Ringo and many more of their ilk made a name for themselves in this corner of Arizona. This was the battleground for the bloody Apache wars involving legendary Chiricahua leader Cochise. And some of the richest mines in the country were discovered here.

Slide show: Cochise County

Cochise County keeps its rowdy heritage alive. Historical sites, ghost towns and re-enactments are plentiful. History buffs are joined by others who come for the heart-thumping scenery and outdoor adventure. They hike at Chiricahua National Monument, jeep into the Dragoon Mountains, sample the vineyards of Willcox and stalk birds along the San Pedro River. When they need to go indoors, the art galleries of Bisbee, the shops of Benson, the restaurants of Sierra Vista and the mystical caves of Kartchner Caverns are waiting.

Things to do

Exploring the O.K. Corral is the centerpiece of any Tombstone visit. The gunfight takes place at 2 p.m. daily. It’s a full-blown theatrical production that ends with a flourish of well-staged carnage. Tour C.S. Fly’s Photo Studio, study the models occupying the shootout site and watch an old-time blacksmith at work. Don’t miss the Historama, a sweetly clunky multimedia show from 1963 narrated by the least cowboylike star available at the time, Vincent Price. The whole shebang costs $10, free for age 5 and younger.

Details: 326 E. Allen St. 520-457-3456, www.okcorral.com.

Birders should make their first stop the San Pedro House, a historical ranch house that now serves as a visitor center and educational hub for the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area. The sprawling preserve protects about 40 miles of the San Pedro River, a bustling migratory corridor. San Pedro House contains a bookstore and gift shop and is staffed by retired birders. They conduct free guided bird walks, river walks and historical-attraction hikes, all regularly scheduled and posted on the website. This is also one of the sites for hummingbird banding, starting in late March.

Details: 9800 Arizona 90. 520-508-4445, www.sanpedroriver.org/fsprhome.shtml.

Gammons Gulch northeast of Benson is a re-created 1880s town. It was built to serve as a movie set and living museum and is stocked with an intriguing mix of Hollywood memorabilia and historical artifacts. Creator Jay Gammons grew up in the movie industry and put his skills to work in building authentic sets. He learned to make adobe bricks from a show on HGTV. Gammons Gulch has been the setting for several movies and television shows, such as “Wild West Tech” on the History Channel. Every building is full of collectibles such as an 1870s printing press from nearby Sunsites, a working 1903 Western Union telegraph and a 1905 Edison Mazda lightbulb that still burns. If Jay Gammons offers a tour, take it. He’s funny, knowledgeable and irreverent. Afterward, unwind with a sarsaparilla in the saloon. Admission is $7, free for age 12 and younger.

Details: 331 Rockspring Lane. 520-212-2831, www.gammonsgulch.com.

The Arizona Folklore Preserve nestles in Ramsey Canyon south of Sierra Vista. It’s an intimate state-of-the-art theater that seats 60, putting the audience practically onstage with the entertainers. It was founded by Dolan Ellis, Arizona’s official state balladeer, so performers could celebrate Western heritage and to help preserve local folk songs, stories and legends. Ellis, who was an original member of the New Christy Minstrels, remains artist-in-residence. He performs one weekend each month, and his shows are a riveting, joyful lesson in Arizona history and lore. Shows are on weekend afternoons. Admission is $15, $6 for age 17 and younger.

Details: 56 E. Folklore Trail. 520-378-6165, www.arizonafolklore.com.

To understand Bisbee, you need to understand its mining industry. The Queen Mine Tour provides a wonderful overview. Outfitted in hard hats and slickers, visitors are led 1,500 feet deep into the tunnels for an up-close look at mining techniques, conditions and dangers. Tour guides are former miners who inject the tour with an extra dose of realism. You’ll emerge with a whole new appreciation of your above-ground job. Admission is $13, $5.50 for ages 4-12.

Details: 866-432-2071, www.queenminetour.com.

Tucked away amid the soaring boulders of Texas Canyon, the Amerind Foundation in Dragoon displays Native American artifacts from Argentina to Alaska. You can see ancient items recovered from Texas Canyon caves, including a cord of human hair, a child’s apron and a broom. The non-profit foundation began in 1937 with the goal to increase the world’s knowledge of ancient people. An impressive art gallery of all Western genres stands next to the museum. The beautiful grounds include walking paths and picnic tables amid the boulder fields. Admission is $8, $5 for ages 12-18.

Details: 2100 N. Amerind Road. 520-586-3666, www.amerind.org.

You can shop where Geronimo shopped at Willcox Commercial. It’s said to be the oldest store in its original location in Arizona. The Commercial was established in 1880 as Willcox was growing into a railroad town on the Southern Pacific line. To satisfy his sweet tooth, Geronimo would buy sugar in 1-pound bags. He said he knew what a pound felt like, so he couldn’t be cheated. Though the merchandise has modernized since Geronimo’s day, the Commercial maintains wide-ranging selections befitting a general store.

Details: 180 N. Railroad Ave. 520-384-2448, www.winegarner.net/willcox.

Where to eat

With the menu printed in German, half the customers speaking German and the tangy aroma of sauerkraut wafting from the kitchen, it’s easy to forget that you’re in Sierra Vista. Remember, those are the Huachuca Mountains rising to the south, not the Bavarian Alps. At the German Cafe, you have five sausages to choose from, including bratwurst, frankfurters and knockwurst. Sausage entrees come with warm potato salad and sauerkraut and cost $9.99. There also is an English menu, so don’t worry about boning up on your language skills.

Details: 1805 Paseo San Luis. 520-456-1705, or find it on Facebook.

If you catch a whiff of juicy steaks while passing through Douglas, it may be coming from Amigos Restaurant. Opened in October, the eatery offers a range of steaks, as well as baby-back ribs, chicken, burgers and salads. Try the Amigos burger, topped with a fried egg, sauteed mushrooms, grilled onions, Cheddar cheese and a side of jalapeños for $9.99. Since all food is cooked to order, you’ll have time to enjoy a drink in the bar and catch part of the game on the big screen.

Details: 515 Pan American Ave. 520-805-4455, or find it on Facebook.

Where to stay

There’s no better bargain in Tombstone than the Larian Motel. Rooms are just retro enough to stir up memories of family road trips from your youth, yet all the amenities are decidedly modern. Plush beds, free Wi-Fi and mini fridges are just a few creature comforts. Rooms are spacious and immaculate. Plus, the Larian sits smack in the middle of the historical district, so everything is just steps from your door. Rates start at $79.

Details: 410 E. Fremont St. 520-457-2272, www.tombstonemotels.com.

Bisbee’s Copper City Inn offers sumptuous rooms of varying decor, each with a balcony overlooking Main Street and the mountains beyond. Attention to detail is impeccable, from extra reading lights to slippers in the closet, a library of DVDs and spacious bathrooms that are better stocked than yours. Guests get locally brewed coffees, plus a voucher for a continental breakfast at a nearby gourmet market and a complimentary bottle of wine. Rooms start at $125.

Details: 99 Main St. 520-432-1418, www.coppercityinn.com.

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in New Delhi apparently speckled a militant moments before a attack, managed to get out of her car, and evacuated herself to sanatorium notwithstanding her injury.

 

Tal Yehoshua Koren, a mother of an Israeli Defense Ministry deputy to India, was taken to sanatorium by rickshaw where she is in amiable to assuage condition following surgery. She suffered shrapnel wounds after a militant trustworthy an bomb device to a automobile she was roving in, wounding 4 people.

 

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“According to information we received…a militant arrived on a motorcycle and trustworthy something to a vehicle. She grasped a situation, showed resourcefulness, managed to get out of a automobile and evacuated herself to a sanatorium notwithstanding her injury,” pronounced her brother, Ido Koren. “Everything happened within seconds.”

טל גילתה תושייה, הצליחה לחמוק מהרכב (צילום: AFP)

Attack stage in India (Photo: AFP)

 

“She possesses extraordinary level-headedness; not everybody would have conducted themselves this way,” he said. “The motorcyclist managed to get away, though a many critical thing is for Tal to feel better, and we’re praying for it.”

 

The bleeding Israeli’s hermit pronounced Yehoshua-Koren suffered shrapnel wounds to her back, though combined that a fragments were private from her physique successfully. Currently she is still anesthetized and is ostensible to arise adult within 48 hours, during that indicate doctors will establish a subsequent steps, kin said, adding that she might be flown to Israel during that point.

 

“After saying a vehicle, all of us comprehend it was a miracle,” her hermit said.

 

Meanwhile, some-more sum of a India conflict have come to light. A captivating device was trustworthy to a Israeli Embassy car, that exploded a few seconds after with Yehoshua Koren in it, pronounced Delhi Police Commissioner BK Gupata in an talk with The Times of India on Monday.

 

Gupta quoted an watcher who told a military he saw a chairman roving a motorcycle insert a captivating device to a back finish of a tactful automobile Yehoshua Koren was roving in on her approach to collect adult her children from school. The automobile continued to transport for a brief distance, and afterwards a blast occurred and a automobile held fire.

 

“It was some kind of a captivating device that was used to aim a car,” pronounced Gupta.

 

It appears that a remote control might have been used to set off a device and not a timer, pronounced military sources. The conflict did not seem to be a work of a internal gang, a military said.

 

 

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