Recently my husband went to the Plug-In Electric Vehicle Conference in San Jose, CA. Here are some photos of the vehicles, their batteries and charging stations that were on display there.
This is the Ford Focus all electric. It is being charged by the Coulomb Technologies Charge Point Electric Vehicle charger.
These are the lithium-ion battery packs from the Nissan Leaf. You are looking at it from the rear trunk area. The rear seat of the Leaf is slightly elevated to allow room for the battery pack underneath. The rest of the batteries are located under the front seat.
This view is of the driver's seat of the Chevrolet Volt. The Volt uses a small gasoline engine to generate electricity to power the car after the lithium-ion batteries have discharged their load. The photo below is of the front end of the Volt.
To the dissapointment of electric car fans, the Tesla Roadster or the coming soon, Model S were not at this event. In 2011 the event will be held in North Carolina.