When EV Charging is Too Popular, These Standards Can Help

BC Hydro expects that in the near future, it will experience problems meeting the demand from consumers to charge their electric vehicles during peak hours. In a new project, the company has partnered with Greenlots to create standards that will allow for smart grid innovation and solutions to challenges like BC Hydro's. … [Read more...]

Helping Car Dealers Understand and Promote EV Use

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters interviews  Jordan Ramer, CEO of EV Connect, which provides EV charging station solutions. Ramer talks about a new program to help educate dealers about EV charging, utility rates and other issues.   Helping Car Dealers Understand and Promote EV Use] Follow our podcast feed or find us on itunes. … [Read more...]

Helping Consumers Understand Solar & EV

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters interviews Rainer Boelzle, co-founder of WattPeople, which helps consumers understand the costs and benefits of using solar and electric vehicles. He explains the challenges and how the company approaches them.   Helping Consumers Understand Solar & EV ] Follow our podcast feed or find it on itunes. … [Read more...]

Electric Vehicle that Gets the Equivalent of 300 MPG

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters.com interviews a team of students from the West Philadelphia High School Auto Academy who were winners in the Spirit of Innovation awards for their design of an electric very light car. The car, being prepared for commercial markets, is expected to set the efficiency standard for EVs. The award program is seeking more … [Read more...]

What’s Denver doing on the EV-Ready list?

Guest Blog by Cara Miale April 20, 2011 Looking at the list of the most EV-ready cities just released by Ford, it’s no surprise many of them are coastal. On the east and west coasts energy is pricey, so the pressure is on to achieve innovation that will control costs and reduce dependence on fossil fuels. But what’s up with Denver out there in … [Read more...]

Electric Cars and the Kindness of Strangers

Guest blog by Cara Miale March 23, 2011 As if we don’t have enough phobias already, now there is range anxiety, a malady brought on by the electric car. But it’s okay; there is a cure, or rather an app for that. Studies indicate that many electric car drivers – and those considering joining the ranks – suffer the fear of running out of power and … [Read more...]

Electrifying vehicles: A car and its drama

By Elisa Wood July 15, 2010 Who will play the lead character in Who Revived the Electric Car?, the sequel that is bound to be made to the famous documentary, Who Killed the Electric Car? http://www.whokilledtheelectriccar.com/.  Many are vying for the role: car manufacturers, battery producers, scientists and now the Obama Administration. The … [Read more...]