Reimagining the grid: How utilities are prepping for transportation electrification: Key is incentivized charging times

A key component will be making sure vehicles are incentivized to charge at times that make the most sense, he added. Kavya Balaraman@kavya_balaraman Feb. 5, 2020, Smart Cities Dive As California and Oregon work toward their transportation electrification goals, utilities are beefing up infrastructure and engaging with customers to cope with the anticipated increase in load — and, in some cases, …

Electric school buses test V2G technology

Posted on February 10th, 2020 in News Tags: electric cars, technology By Robbie Webber SSTI, Electric school buses test V2G technology Dominion Energy in Virginia is in the midst of buying electric buses for schools across Virginia. When not transporting kids to and from school, the buses will serve as batteries to feed power back into the electrical grid. Using buses for vehicle-to-grid …

Fossil Fuel Vehicles Plummet 40% In Sweden As EVs Triple To Over 30% Market Share

February 7th, 2020 by Dr. Maximilian Holland, Clean Technica  January saw fossil fuel passenger vehicle sales plummet in Sweden by almost 40% year on year, with diesels more than halved, as plug-in vehicle market share climbed to over 30%. Sweden’s auto industry organization expects 30% to be maintained through the full year of 2020. Click on the graph to enlarge The largest …

LA seeking to regulate Uber and Lyft, require electric vehicles and data-sharing

Los Angeles Looks to Require Ride Share Companies to Use Electric Cars. The Financial Times is reporting that Los Angeles wants to require Uber and Lyft to use electric cars. Mayor Garcetti said: “We have the power to regulate car share. We can mandate and are looking closely at mandating that any of those vehicles in the future be electric.” …

Vehicle-to-Grid Technology Puts Businesses in Driver’s Seat of EV Revolution

V2G technologies and their income streams mean businesses more than consumers could drive EV adoption. John Parnell, GreenTechMedia, Sept 19, 2019 V2G could mean big money for EV fleet operators. (Shutterstock) 2 Vehicle-to-grid technologies and the income streams they will generate mean businesses — rather than consumers — could become the key driver of EV adoption, according to one U.K. …

In 2011, electric and hybrid cars only made up 2% of the US market, but now make up 10%. Tesla is most eco-friendly car brand

From ElecTrek, Dec ’19 Trucks and buses need to be EV The electrification of trucks and buses needs to be accelerated, says a new report released yesterday by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS).The UCS report states that there are currently about 28 million trucks and buses in the US, or 10% of all vehicles. They are responsible for 28% of total carbon emissions …

Harbor Air’s Electric-Powered Commercial Airplane Takes Off, Makes History By Dan Catchpole, article in Fortune, December 10, 2019 <https://fortune.com/2019/12/10/electric-powered-commercial-airplane-makes-history/> For a sci-fi airplane, the de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver looks nothing like the future: stubby wings, a burly fuselage and two fat pontoons. It first flew in 1947. Nonetheless, when a Beaver lifted off from Vancouver Harbour Tuesday morning, it signaled …

4 Emerging Ways to Pair Electric Vehicles and Renewable Energy

Lori Bird and Norma Hutchinson – November 19, 2019 Print Today, transportation accounts for almost 30% of all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the United States. The good news is that passenger vehicles in the U.S. are electrifying at an unprecedented rate. In 2018, one million electric vehicles (EVs) were on the road, and recent studies project that by 2030, approximately 20 million EVs will be deployed across …

4 Emerging Ways to Pair Electric Vehicles and Renewable Energy

Lori Bird and Norma Hutchinson – November 19, 2019 Today, transportation accounts for almost 30% of all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the United States. The good news is that passenger vehicles in the U.S. are electrifying at an unprecedented rate. In 2018, one million electric vehicles (EVs) were on the road, and recent studies project that by 2030, approximately 20 million EVs will be deployed across the …

Yes, electric vehicles really are better than fossil fuel burners

Some basic facts. Every year we burn around 275m tonnes of petroleum and diesel in cars, vans and trucks in the EU alone. Gas and diesel vehicles are hugely inefficient. Around 70% of the energy that goes into a car engine is wasted. Oil that is burned cannot be recovered, reused or recycled. Oil cannot be made clean. Actually, thanks to …