Electric Vehicle Sales Skyrocket & US Energy Dept Wants More, More, More
Electric Vehicle Sales And Distributed Energy Generation
Actually, it’s the electric utilities that need an assist. The rise of distributed energy generation is threatening the industry’s highly centralized model to the core (though some are adapting to the “virtual power plant” model more quickly than others), and electric vehicles are part of the problem.
That’s partly because auto manufacturers like Ford are beginning to link EV sales with distributed home solar energy and energy storage hookups. Homebuilders are also beginning to offer distributed solar as a complement to EV ownership.