PHOTO CAPTION: AAA mobile truck demonstrating roadside charge of Nissan LEAF electric car.

The Electric Car Charging 'Gold Rush'

Plug-In 2011 conference reveals host of electric car charging devices, along with AAA's roadside service vehicle.

Published: 21-Jul-2011

Tuesday night is "Public Night" at the Plug-In 2011 Conference & Exposition, the event at the Raleigh Convention Center for the EV — Electric Vehicles — industry. For $10, you can say you were there when your grandchildren ask, "Whatever happened to the gasoline-powered automobile?"

"Well, kids," you'll be able to say, "it was back in '11 when General Electric came out with an EV charging station in a box, and it sold at Lowe's for about $1,000.

"That's right, kids, one thousand dollars — it was the same year that the Republicans defaulted on the national debt, which as you know crashed our currency and forced the U.S. to begin using the Chinese yuan."


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