EV report update from John Farrell of ILSR

Institute for Local Self-Reliance, 2017 Download: Executive Summary Download: Full Report View: video and slides from the webinar Listen: a series of paired podcast episodes about electric vehicles… Executive Summary The U.S. vehicle market will undergo a massive technology disruption from electric vehicles in the coming decades. Many analysts see the potential for surging sales of these efficient vehicles to enable smart grid management, …

“Hydrogen: It’s the fuel of the future — and it always will be.”

By Zach Shahan, EV Obsession “Hydrogen: It’s the fuel of the future — and it always will be.” That’s the longstanding joke about hydrogen fuel cell cars, and it’s probably the best way to sum up the story. But this isn’t a short summary. This is the article I intend to reference every time I feel I need to respond to …

Austin’s “Next Wave Mobility Plan”

excerpt from John Farrell, ILSR and Clean Technica… Karl Popham’s vision lines up with an innovative, wholesale push for electrification approved by the Austin City Council last year. The “next-wave mobility plan” prioritizes electric, shared, and autonomous vehicles in the city’s transportation plans. City leaders and staff, including Popham, are working together now to map out specific solutions that further …

Transportation Electrification Accord

From Utility and Smart Cities Dive, 14 Nov 2017 A group of environmental nonprofit organizations has worked with businesses and other stakeholders to draft the Transportation Electrification Accord which includes principles and guidance for electric transportation. Entities such as the Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Honda and Siemens have already signed the accord. The pact offers information and guidance for …

What Changed In The EV Market In October?

November 12th, 2017 by Zachary Shahan, director and chief editor of Clean Technica.  The point is to highlight significant shifts, huge milestones, and big news items  in these industries. Let’s see how this goes. Policy London’s T-Charge is now in effect, which means a £21.50 a day (total) fee for old, polluting cars driving into London. Oxford may have gone a step further as the …

Local Governments Lead on Electric Vehicle Fleets

3 Nov 2017 by Rachel Engel Fleet Carma Image: Flickr From police vehicles to utility trucks, local governments are staying ahead of the curve when it comes to electric vehicle fleets. Of the top four uses for electric vehicle fleets, three are utilized by local governments and municipalities, according to the experts at Fleetcarma. Local government electric vehicle fleets are helping to lead the …

Don’t Be Caught Unprepared for the EV Tsunami

The good news is that if EV charging is done right, meaningful cuts in emissions from the U.S. transportation sector can begin to be made, and the load of charging stations can be managed to optimize the grid and reduce the cost of electricity for all customers while simultaneously increasing the grid’s ability to absorb a larger share of clean …

Soaking up excess clean energy supply, managing electricity demand and maintaining consistent voltage on the grid with help from EVs

The following is an excerpt of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance’s Choosing the Electric Avenue: Unlocking Savings, Emissions Reductions, and Community Benefits of Electric Vehicles report. We’ll be republishing the full report in order to bring more attention to the changing landscape of electric vehicles. Read part one. By John Farrell, Oct 2017 Impact: Improving the Grid Electric vehicles boost demand for electricity. …

EV charging, convenience, and supporting the grid

Convenience: The True Challenge Of Electric Vehicle Adoption By Samantha Tung, 4 Oct 2017  In Electric Cars, EV Industry Factors Encouraging Electric Vehicle Adoption With fires across the western United States, historically dangerous hurricanes in the Caribbean and flooding in South Asia, the conversation regarding climate change has ramped up in recent months. It’s difficult to point towards natural disasters in one calendar …