Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

GM's EV-1 Electric Vehicle to Make Stops in Oklahoma

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

GM's EV-1 Electric Vehicle to Make Stops in Oklahoma

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A car enthusiast will make three stops in Oklahoma next week during a coast-to-coast proving run for General Motors' EV-1 electric vehicle.

Film editor and car enthusiast Kris Trexler is taking his personal EV- 1 on the 3,000-mile trek in an effort to prove the electric car's feasibility. GM itself is not involved in the trip.

So far, the EV-1 is only available in areas with high air pollution levels. As there are few public charging stations outside major metropolitan areas, Trexler had to adapt his home-charging unit for this trip. He has scheduled charging stops in Clinton and Blackwell, with an overnight, full-charge stay scheduled for Thursday in Oklahoma City. Trexler's car, which he bought in 1996, will be serviced at the Mid- Del Lewis Eubanks Vo-Tech Center in Midwest City. His appearance here has raised excitement because of this area's own electric vehicle projects. John Fagin, a professor at the University of Oklahoma, is developing a battery-powered Ford Ranger in a consortium that includes OG&E Electric Services and Fred Jones Companies. …

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