‘Nearly all’ high voltage EV charging stations lose money: Report

GPI’s research showed that it is generally less expensive to operate a single 50 kW charger, and those can break even with less than a dozen customers per day. However, “in most other cases, it is very difficult for a DCFC station to break even due to demand charges.” Robert Walton, Utility Dive, Aug. 22, 2019 Demand charges continue to …

Colorado ZEV mandate would make sure more EVs were available in state

Whether Colorado becomes a zero-emission vehicle state could be decided this week, as the state Air Quality Control Commission kicks off a three-day hearing on Tuesday.  If the commission decides to move forward, Colorado would become the 10th state to adopt California’s ZEV policy, which requires automakers to offer a certain number of electric vehicles in those states.  The policy aims to reduce …

Zero carbon transport shift could save billions – report

“EVs will not crash our power grids, as some people misleadingly report. On the contrary, Batteries on Wheels shows that EVs can spare Europe’s grids from costly upgrades and allow more renewables to come online faster. But for this to happen, Europe’s governments have to set up systems for EVs to be charged at the right time of the day, …

Price for EV minerals is declining

July 2019 GTM: Prices for many key materials for EVs have fallen in recent months. Spot prices for lithium carbonate, for example, have dropped by almost $7,000 per ton since June 2018, about 40%. And the price of cobalt has dropped “more with a crash than a steady decline” in the first half of 2019 . JASON DEIGN JULY 25, 2019, …

How cities can support the adoption of electric vehicles.

Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) has released a report exploring how cities can support the adoption of electric vehicles. Focusing on the Chinese city of Shenzhen, where nearly 60,000 electric light trucks and vans have been deployed in the last three years, the report explores how the city has adapted to them. It also looks at one of the most important questions …

New York’s climate plan will drive big changes, if it works

Solar panels on every roof. Parking meters that double as car chargers. Wind turbines towering above farm fields and ocean waves. A new law signed Thursday by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sets the nation’s most aggressive targets for reducing carbon emissions and is intended to drive dramatic changes over the next 30 years. It calls for all the state’s …

Passing on a $26 Trillion by 2030 Opportunity: How Heavy Transport Can Reduce Emissions and Save Money

The world is vastly underestimating the benefits of acting on climate change. Recent research from the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate finds that bold climate action could deliver at least $26 trillion in economic benefits through 2030. This ground-breaking research, produced by the Global Commission and more than 200 experts, highlights proof points of the global shift to a low-carbon …

Electric Vehicle Purchasing Collaborative Offers Oil Dependence Solution

By The Fuse | July 11, 2019 Relying on petroleum to power 92 percent of its network, the U.S. transportation system is almost entirely powered by oil. Not only is our transportation system’s outsized dependence on a single source of fuel placing our nation at great economic and national security risk, the U.S. transportation sector is also now the leading source of …

Electric Aviation Taking Off

https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/7/4/1867720/-Your-next-flight-could-be-electric-in-a-good-way?detail=emaildkre Your next flight could be electric—in a good way When people take an airline flight, “electric” is not a term that seems all that desirable. For most people, that would seem to suggest something happening in the skies that was considerably different from the kind of get on, snooze, get off experience they’d like to have in getting from A to B. …