Todays Wall Street Journal (subscription) takes a front page look at Austin, TX project to use EV batteries to store energy for peaking coverage. Very good to get the utilities involved early. Austin mgr. Dustin was greeted with silence from automakers when presented with the details of the plan. The article also mentions the Chevy Volt and has a cutaway to explain the hybrid technology. It mentions that the needed batteries are not yet ready and that EV production is years (2 to 3) away. The "Plug-In-Partners" plan has gotten 8,000 purchase pledges to buy whatever car they use.