Archive for August, 2017
August 28, 2017
The impact of growing electric vehicle adoption on electric utility grids
The market for electric vehicles (EV) is growing and is expected to reach 3.8 million by 2020. Tesla and other players are expanding the production of electric vehicles to meet the rising demand. The EV models are becoming more affordable as a result, which in turn fuels the adoption even further. The charging infrastructure has been growing along, often supported by local governments. But how will the shift to electric vehicles impact the grid? Are the utilities prepared to accommodate this extra load? What will happen to peak demand? And can the grid benefit from wider electric cars deployment?
August 11, 2017
Electric Vehicle Sales In Canada, Q2 2017
One does not need to review the electric vehicles (EV) sales statistics to realize that the segment is booming. By looking around as you drive to work, to pickup the kids, or go somewhere fun (for those of us without kids) you’ll notice that EVs are taking over our streets. Models which sport electric-inspired styling such as the Tesla Model S, BMW i3 and[…]
August 9, 2017
SmartCharge New York and $10,000 Nissan Rebate makes switching to an electric vehicle the easiest it’s ever been
There’s never been a better time to buy and drive an electric vehicle in New York City and Westchester. A special program with the electricity provider and Fleetcarma pays drivers for driving electric. Moreover, drivers who don’t have an electric vehicle yet will benefit from an incredible program from Nissan that will give drivers a discount of $10,000 on a new Nissan Leaf. (No,[…]
August 2, 2017
When Can We Expect Wireless Charging for Electric Vehicles?
Wireless EV charging has long loomed on the horizon. Fleet managers and consumers alike would rarely if ever think about charging their electric car(s). Since the re-emergence of plug-in electric vehicles in 2010, the promise of wireless charging has loomed along a crowded horizon of exciting “things to come” in clean transportation. Once a wireless standard has been agreed to and carmakers begin to integrate the feature into their lineups, there could come a point where public charge providers all but abandon cords. Within a few of decades, the phrase “plug-in vehicle” could become an artifact of the early vehicle electrification era.
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