One recent photo after the victorious campaign to commercialize plug-in hybrids; below that, photos from the June 2007 event held to launch Google.org's RechargeIT program, featuring PHEVs and PHEVs-to-be under Google's solar roof, as well as photos of Google team members.Media may use high-resolution images with credit: calcars.org.
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Three-and-a-half years after Google celebrated the launch of RechargeIT with a fleet of converted Priuses, a dozen current Google staff, alumni and advisors reunited on February 3, 2011 to share their favorite stories. They saw the fruit of their efforts, as CalCars' Felix Kramer and Ron Gremban brought two Chevy Volts and one Nissan Leaf to the Googleplex in Mountain View. Staying around for a photo under the photovoltaic rooftop canopy were Ron, Alec Brooks, Rolf Schreiber, David Shearer, Felix, Charles Baron, Brian Beidelman, and Carl Page. Full size photo
Karen Padham Taylor, new RechargeIT team leader, at Googleplex in August 2008 Full size photo
Stanford climatologist Steven Schneider with Google.org's Aimee Christensen and Larry Brilliant. Full size photo
Felix Kramer, Prof. Andy Frank and Google.org Executive Director Larry Brilliant with Sharp solar PV panel. Full size photo
A123Systems CEO David Vieau with a plug fed by rooftop solar for one of the RechargeIT cars. Full size photo
Google's Sergey Brin plugs in the car to start the V2G demonstration; Google.org's Dan Reicher watches; the cameras click. Full size photo
A camera focused on the electric meter: after a few minutes, the meter runs backwards! Full size photo
Google's Alec Proudfoot explains the results shown on the large screen. Full size photo
Google's Sergey Brin, Larry Page and Google.org's Larry Briliant watch the successful V2G demonstration. Full size photo
Kirsten Olsen and David Bercovich in front of the Google.org office in January 2007—David went on to produce the well-received video streaming at YouTube, and Kirsten became the PHEV project manager. Full size photo
Crowd gets the first public glimpse of EDrive's new prototype PHEV: Former Novellus CEO Sass Somekh; A123Systems CEO David Vieau: Electron Bank's Rober Ferber (partner with EDrive, back to camera), Google.org's Larry Brilliant, Google's Larry Page, and through the window, CalCars' Ron Gremban, EDrive's Greg Hansen. Full size photo
EDrive's Greg Hanssen, right, explains his prototype to Google's Larry Page and Calcars' Ron Gremban. Full size photo
GoogleFleet begins to form: cars ready to recharge. Full size photo