• Kurt Posted: 5/25/2011 6:24am PDT

    Corstrat, that may be good news for China, but it doesn't impact electric vehicles sold throughout the rest of the world. Based on current design, there's no way of doing a quick battery exchange on a Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt or Mitsubishi i EV.

  • Corstrat Posted: 5/25/2011 5:30am PDT

    The author of this article is obviously not aware of Kandi Technologies, a NASDAQ (KNDI)listed leading China Based (obvious a good place to be according to this survey)EV Manufacturer in both EV sales and Quick Battery Exchange technology. KNDI along with its Joint Venture partner, PRC owned State Grid, China's Electric Utility covering 90% of the population, have already implemented KNDI's patented QBE technology in both Jinhua and Hangshou.

  • Kurt Posted: 5/25/2011 4:03am PDT

    Ash, it's the research from Accenture that's questionable. From the questions asked, it's clear that neither the researchers nor those interviewed had a good understanding of the current state of electric vehicles.
    As a point of clarification, the survey tracked interest in electric vehicles, not intent to purchase.

  • Ash Sutcliffe Posted: 5/25/2011 12:11am PDT

    I disagree with this article. Chinese maybe interested, but they are not buying, the US on the other hand is seeing deliveries of several hundred Volts and Leaf's each month. Chinese hybrid and EV sales were in the high hundreds last year and are likely to be the same this year.
    Ash Sutcliffe
    - China Car Tmes

  • Matt Posted: 5/24/2011 3:25pm PDT

    Given how gullible the GP are in the USA I'm surprised they haven't swallowed the line on EV/Hybrids hook line and sinker.