04/19/2012 Archived Entry: "Electric Cars Made Road Trip to Kentucky Argonne Battery Center"

On Thursday, April 12th, the Spindletop Administration Building’s parking lot was lined with an electric smart car (provided by LG&E), a Tahoe Hybrid (provided by Hitachi), a plug-in Prius (provided by Blue Grass Energy), a Nissan Leaf (provided by Gates Nissan in Richmond), and the CAER’s hybrid Ford Escape.

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These were here for a group of journalists to see and drive while they visited the Kentucky-Argonne Battery Manufacturing Research and Development Center. Battery Center business manager Tony Hancock made a presentation on the Center’s research and testing goals, to promote this up and coming industry. This visit was arranged by the state Economic Development Cabinet. These journalists represented top business and car publications.

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