It’s Official — Consumer Reports Confirms EV Owners Spend Half As Much On Maintenance

September 26th, 2020 by Steve Hanley  Data is king and when it comes to information on the frequency of repairs on automobiles, Consumer Reports has more data than anyone. For its latest report, it did a deep dive into the data from its 2019 and 2020 reliability surveys of electric and gasoline powered vehicles. After crunching all the numbers, Consumer Reports says “drivers of electric …

How the pandemic is delivering the electric truck

High consumer demand for at-home deliveries during the coronavirus pandemic is helping accelerate major shipping companies’ transition to electric trucks. (E&E News) Sept 2020 David Ferris, E&E News reporter, Friday, September 25, 2020 UPS driver Gilbert Lopez works in an electric UPS truck in Los Angeles this month amid the global coronavirus pandemic. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters/Newscom Part one of a series. Call …

Electric ferries much cheaper to operate than diesel

Lower energy and crew costs make a full electric ferry far more economical to operate than traditional diesel ferries, says evaluation of the first small year of the Ellen electric ferry. https://ing.dk/artikel/ellen-evalueret-elfaerger-langt-billigere-drift-end-diesel-235880

Electric Vehicle Adoption in California Could Increase Gross State Product by More Than $140 Billion: Report

JANUARY 29, 2020 BY EMILY HOLBROOK Utility Dive Electrification of light-duty vehicles in California could be a potent catalyst for economic growth over the next 10 years. That’s according to a new study by Next 10 on the impact on the California economy if the state achieves electric vehicle (EV) adoption that is consistent with its climate goals. The report, “Clean Transportation: An Economic …

The Race to Fuel the Buses of Future Is On

While bus and truck pools account for just a fraction of the vehicles on America’s roads, they’re responsible for generating 80% of the smog and as much as a quarter of the nation’s transportation emissions. That has local and state governments across the country working to overhaul their fleets, touching off a race to gain an early edge and dominate an industry that consumes 1 billion …

Adding more EV charging capability and demand management capability in Minnesota

 Excerpt from Utility Dive, July 2019https://www.utilitydive.com/news/xcel-minnesota-power-propose-subscription-services-lower-demand-charges-t/558047/ EV sales in Minnesota grew by 103% from 2017 to 2018, according to utility filings, compared with 81% growth nationally in the same time.  The state wants to harness that momentum to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and save customers money. According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, rural drivers in the state could save $750 annually …

Snow, sweeping and garbage: How autonomy will transform city maintenance

Snow, sweeping and garbage: How autonomy will transform city maintenance: The rise of autonomous and connected vehicles isn’t confined to passenger vehicles and trucks. Jason Plautz, March 19, 2019 Imagine this: It’s Christmas Eve, when an unexpected storm starts dumping snow on the city. Streets and sidewalks have to be cleared, salt has to be laid down, but getting staff in the middle …

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 …