Elon Musk downplays V2G usefulness

Eventually, Musk has said he hopes Tesla will produce 20 million vehicles a year as the demand for electric vehicles increases. Higher adoption of EVs is expected to drive electric grid demand, but Musk seemed to downplay the ability of plug-in vehicles to provide some services to the grid or to power homes. Questions about V2G usefulness  “Vehicle-to-grid sounds good …

Nearly half of Californians live in multi-family housing, but only 18% of chargers are located there

Sep 28, 2020, Forbes, Energy Innovation: Policy and Technology, Amanda Myers Last week, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed an executive order requiring the exclusive sale of zero-emission passenger vehicles (ZEVs) starting in 2035. This executive order raises the state’s ambition to reduce transportation emissions and other harmful pollutants, but the state will likely miss this goal unless all Californians can gain access to electric …

Germany Will Require All Gasoline Stations to Provide Electric Car Chargin

Germany Will Require All Gasoline Stations to Provide Electric Car Charging. Germany said it will oblige all gasoline stations to offer electric car charging to help remove refueling concerns and boost consumer demand for the vehicles as part of its 130 billion euro ($146 billion) economic recovery plan. The move could provide a significant boost to electric vehicle demand along …

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, …

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. …

EV charging promises a demand response bonanza for utilities, if they can handle it

Aggregated flexible load of high EV penetrations will be lucrative in demand response markets, but for now smaller EV demand gives utilities management practice. Herman K. Trabish, Oct. 18, 2019, Utility/Smart Cities Dive Electric vehicle (EV) charging may eventually offer power systems great load flexibility opportunities, but today’s modest EV penetrations may be more of a challenge than a benefit for …

Free DC Fast Charging From Volta Charging

October 14th, 2019 by Steve Hanley on Clean Technica When it comes to charging your electric car, you can choose one of the thousands of free Level One AC chargers all across America or you can hook up with any of the commercial networks like Charge Point, EVGo, or Blink that offer Level 3 DC fast chargers and pay the going rate. …

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 SEPTEMBER 19, 2019, GTM V2G could mean big money for EV fleet operators. (Shutterstock) 1 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. …

If this car is driven four days a week for a maximum of 31 miles a day, there’s no need to plug into an outlet (or ever gas up)

Toyota is trying to build a vehicle powered by the sun. “The solar car’s advantage is that — while it can’t drive for a long range — it’s really independent of charging facilities,” said Koji Makino, a project manager at Toyota. Put together the best solar panels money can buy, super-efficient batteries and decades of car-making know-how and, theoretically, a …

National League of Cities urges cities to consider congestion charging systems

The National League of Cities (NLC) released a new guide that encourages cities to consider congestion charging systems as a potentially economical solution to build thriving communities, calm traffic and improve quality of life for residents. Congestion pricing is a type of road-user charge system in which a flat or variable rate fee is charged to vehicles that drive in a specified area …