Xcel eMotorWerks pilot provides Vehicle to Grid support for peak demand

By Peter Maloney, “EMotorWerks provides CAISO with 30 MW of DR through smart EV charging,” on Utility Dive, Sept 12, 2018 https://www.utilitydive.com/news/emotorwerks-provides-caiso-with-30-mw-of-dr-through-smart-ev-charging/532110/ Enel X’s eMotorWerks subsidiary is rolling out its smart grid electric vehicle (EV) charger as a virtual battery that can participate as a demand response resource in the California wholesale power market. Over the last year or so, Enel X …

V2G services can provide EV owners with an addition $11,000 over 10 years, in addition to residual value, but battery degradation is still a question

Why Fleets Can Overestimate The Total Cost Of Ownership For EVs.  By Joshua Gordon, FleetCarma, August 7, 2018 The total cost of ownership (TCO) measures the real cost of a vehicle. Due to regulation and cost pressures, fleet owners are continuously looking for ways to reduce operating costs. Traditionally, the life-cycle costs of conventional vehicles (CVs) have remained unchanged. However, with the …

EV buses expected to be half of city fleets in the 2020s and 80% by 2040

It is true that electric buses cost more up front than their diesel-powered counterparts. However, those costs are falling, and when considering the entire life cycle of the vehicle — purchase price, fuels, operational and maintenance expenses — electric buses prove to be cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Moreover, according to BNEF, the projected decline in battery costs likely make electric …

Over the last year, almost all truck makers have either announced an electric truck program or they’ve unveiled an electric truck.

Fred Lambert, May. 16th 2018, Electrek, A look at DAF’s new all-electric truck with a 170 kWh battery pack  Over the last year, almost all truck makers have either announced an electric truck program or they’ve unveiled an electric truck. Dutch truck manufacturing company DAF is the latest to join the trend by unveiling a new all-electric truck with a 170 kWh battery …

Denver and Los Angeles add Teslas to police vehicle fleets. Others using Tesla Model X for an all-electric ‘rapid responder’ vehicle for an ambulance service

By Fred Lambert on Electrek, May. 16th 2018  Tesla Model X used as an all-electric ‘rapid responder’ vehicle for an ambulance service  65 Comments Facebook Twitter Google Pinterest LinkedIn Reddit Tesla vehicles are surprisingly starting to invade all segments of emergency vehicles. After police and fire departments, now an ambulance service is using a Tesla Model X as an all-electric ‘rapid responder’ vehicle. Home Solar Power …

Electric buses at Schipol, Amsterdam Airport, “top off” their batteries during pick-ups

Amsterdam Airport Uses Heliox Chargers to Power Fleet of 100 Electric Buses: In a shift towards greater sustainability, Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport has chosen roof-mounted, Heliox chargers to power its large fleet of buses. By, Mia Bevacqua Apr 14, 2018, FutureCar.com  author: Mia Bevacqua A lineup of electric buses tethered to roof-mounted chargers is quite a site to see. Travelers will stumble upon …

What Changed In The Electric Vehicle Industry In Quarter 1, 2018?

April 5th, 2018 by Zachary Shahan, editor of Clean Technica  China, China, China With stunning leadership, we got word that the Chinese city of Shenzhen has electrified its entire bus fleet, which is more than 16,000 buses. Furthermore, electric buses have been booming across China, not just in Shenzhen. A coming step in this fleet rEVolution is delivery and freight vehicles. On the car front, China released new …

Studies on EV cost savings in fleets

By Joshua Gordon, FleetCarma, February 28, 2018   Major automakers are making the transition to electric vehicles (EVs). BMW, Ford, General Motors, and Volkswagen are all committed to bringing EVs to market in the coming years. In this article, we focus on the positives and drawbacks of owning an EV. Furthermore, as EVs become increasingly relevant to fleet operators, we discuss the …

‘It’s the beginning of the end’ for internal combustion engines, says UPS as it updates its fleet to electric

By Fred Lambert Mar. 30th 2018  UPS, which operates one of the largest fleets of vehicles in the world, has several electrification efforts and today, it got quite excited about the prospect of going all-electric as it deployed a new smart-grid technology to support its growing EV fleet in London. So much so that it called it “breakthrough” that “signals the beginning of …