Posts Tagged: Electric Vehicle
September 29, 2017
The classic pickup truck is all about power, durability, and dependability, but none of those should be compromised when going electric. Is the world ready for electric pickup trucks and can they measure up and replace what we already have? The answer is “yes.” Of course, they can. Just as people doubted that electric vehicles would ever be good enough, each month it seems[…]
September 27, 2017
Historically, utilities have faced the challenge of low enrollment rates when implementing electric vehicle (EV) Time of Use (TOU) programs. When EV owners are requested to pay an additional delivery charge or install a second meter at their own expense, it can feel as though there is little incentive to join the program – this is where gamification comes into play. What is Gamification?[…]
September 25, 2017
We’ve taken a look at some of the countries with the best electric vehicle (EV) incentives available now. Depending on where you live, there are thousands of dollars up for grabs. Continue reading to see which country we think is doing the best with their incentives and EV adoption.
September 18, 2017
We take a look at the V8070 from the California based Chanje. They recently announced the introduction an all-electric truck to the commercial U.S. market with orders being delivered before the end of 2017. Will this new all-electric vehicle shake up the market?
September 11, 2017
The U.S. electric vehicle (EV) market posted a solid first half (H1) of 2017, growing almost 40% year-over-year to 90,302 vehicles. If treated as one model, plug-in electric vehicles would have together been the 24th best-selling vehicle in the United States, ahead of the Subaru Forester (approx 88,000) but behind the Toyota Tacoma (approx 95,000).
September 6, 2017
Electric cars are becoming more mainstream, and you’re likely not alone in wondering whether an electric car is right for you. As the technology supporting electric cars (EVs) and batteries continue to improve, drawbacks such as high cost, limited range, performance issues, long charge time, and a dearth of charging stations are fading away. Automotive giants such as Volvo are voicing their commitment to[…]
September 4, 2017
Electric utilities are seeking solutions to problems resulting from clustered electric vehicle charging. Electricity generation is not an obstacle, instead it is at the local level, the so called ‘the last mile’, that the problem occurs. Local distribution grids are not built to accommodate the huge spikes in demand where electric cars will be particularly prevalent. Transformers, which connect every home and business to the power grid, are the most vulnerable and affected elements of the system. Most residential transformers serve between 10 and 50kVA of load, a single plug-in vehicle (PEV) with a 240V (Level 2) charging system consumes approximately 7kVa.
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.