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...]

US Air Force Unveils World’s Largest Electric Vehicle-to-Grid Fleet

And so it begins. For years we've talked about the profound change the electric vehicle will bring to the power grid. And now, in Los Angeles the military will show how it's done with the world's largest vehicle-to-grid project to date. The Los Angeles Air Force Base in California (LAAFB) has acquired 42 plug-in electric vehicles (PHEVs), the … [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...]