Posts Tagged: charging
October 25, 2017
Despite the positive impact energy policy has on the planet, it leaves some issues that must be immediately addressed. As of 2016, over 25% of Europe has quit coal-burning power stations, with plans to end the fossil fuel usage by 2020 in Austria and 2025 in Britain. Although the plant closures will have significant effects of lessening CO2 emissions, it leaves many countries wondering how[…]
October 4, 2017
Improvements in the field of electric vehicles is a near certainty. With so many legal and social agendas pushing for alternatives to combustion engines, electric vehicle technology is moving forward in leaps and bounds. However, are EVs convenient enough for mass adoption? Keep reading to find out.
August 28, 2017
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 2, 2017
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.
July 4, 2017
Electric cars and the charging stations powering them continue to improve. To get to the next level, the industry needs to overcome these obstacles.