Monday, October 29, 2007

Reimagining the Automobile Industry by Selling the Electricity - New York Times

This should be straightforward in places such as North Dakota, where people already routinely plug in their cars during winter (for engine block heaters)...

Shai Agassi, a Silicon Valley technologist who was in competition to become chief executive of SAP, one of the world’s largest software companies, has re-emerged with a grand plan to reinvent the world’s automobile industry around battery-powered all-electric cars.

Others are developing green cars, like the Tesla and Chevrolet Volt. However, Mr. Agassi is not planning to make cars, but instead wants to deploy an infrastructure of battery-charging stations in the United States, Europe and the developing world.

Reimagining the Automobile Industry by Selling the Electricity - New York Times

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