Looking for Microgrids with PEVs? Try California

Microgrids with PEVs are often pictured as the local energy model of the future. It looks like California -- in pursuit of both microgrids and  PEVs -- could lead the way toward that future. California is well ahead of the rest of the nation in putting PEVs, or plug-in electric vehicles, on the road. Five out of a 1,000 vehicles in California … [Read more...]

Utilities Should Follow This Example to Support EV Use

How does NV Energy use EVs to generate new electricity sales? And what economic benefits are the company's customers reaping? In this podcast, Mike Salisbury, transportation program associate with Southwest Energy Efficiency Project describes what the company is doing right — and what's needed from states to boost EV use. … [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...]

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...]

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...]

Electric vehicles: A win for Detroit and EE

By Reid Smith At this week’s Detroit Auto Show, electric vehicles are on top. Two of the year’s highest-rated cars are electric. The plug-in hybrid electric Chevy Volt was awarded this year’s “Car of the Year,” just beating out the all-electric Nissan LEAF. But regardless of which car wins, the message is clear: electric cars are generating a lot … [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...]