Since I was the Project Manager at the New York Power Authority did I know an EV guy named Don Karner from ETEC (Electric Transportation Engineering Corporation). Now he is running ECOtality and the EV Project. This is big.
On August 5, 2009, ECOtality North America, a subsidiary of ECOtality, Inc. was awarded a $99.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE).
ECOtality North America is partnering with Nissan North America to deploy up to 5,700 Extended Range Electric Vehicles, along with 15,085 charging systems to support them, in 15 strategic markets in six states, including Arizona, California, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington, as well as the District of Columbia.
Then I wrote in the Daily Green: