Electric car possibility sparks interest of Juneau utility 

By Alan Bailey of the Petroleum News: Juneau residents might soon see emission-free electric automobiles whirring along the eight miles of highway that connect the state capital’s downtown area to the Mendenhall Valley where many Juneau residents live. At least, that’s the vision of Juneau electric utility Alaska Electric Light & Power. With a small, isolated road infrastructure and all electricity coming from hydropower, Juneau is particularly well-suited for electric vehicle use, Tim McLeod, chief executive of the electric company, said at the recent Business of Clean Energy in Alaska Conference. In fact, a 20- to 30-mile range would probably be adequate for most battery-powered cars used in and around the capital, he said. Read more

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