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Utilities join with #Tesla to sue EPA over fuel standard rollback

Utilities join with Tesla to sue EPA over fuel standard rollback Electric vehicles are a key area of growth for electric utilities, many of which have seen their power demand stagnate or decline since the 2008 recession. Charging an EV, experts say, typically doubles the electricity consumption of a small residential customer. But EV proponents … Continue reading Utilities join with #Tesla to sue EPA over fuel standard rollback

Utilities must adapt before electric cars drive off with their business

Utilities must adapt before electric cars drive off with their business Recent advancements in energy technology should come as a wake-up call to Canadian utility companies. The rise of electric vehicles (EVs) in particular is already an indicator of change as batteries become more affordable, ubiquitous and desirable. According to the World Energy Markets Observatory … Continue reading Utilities must adapt before electric cars drive off with their business

Using Flywheel Batteries to Charge Electric Vehicles in Ten Minutes

Using Flywheel Batteries to Charge Electric Vehicles in Ten Minutes Chakratec Ltd., an Israel-based battery startup, raises $4.4 million as it tackles some of the last obstacles holding back electric cars Even as electric vehicles appear to be on the verge of going mainstream, there are at least two major roadblocks holding back the technology. … Continue reading Using Flywheel Batteries to Charge Electric Vehicles in Ten Minutes

As Demand For Electricity Falls, Utilities Look To Electric Cars To Save Them

As Demand For Electricity Falls, Utilities Look To Electric Cars To Save Them To understand the way the utility industry in America is structured, you have to look back in time to the railroads. When Manifest Destiny and the “iron horse” were transforming the prairies, titanic battles between captains of industry resulted in a welter … Continue reading As Demand For Electricity Falls, Utilities Look To Electric Cars To Save Them

Time is not on their side: Utilities ill-prepared for EV demand, SEPA finds

Time is not on their side: Utilities ill-prepared for EV demand, SEPA finds It’s always dangerous to make technology predictions, but right now this feels like a sure thing: Electric vehicles are going to become popular, mainstream, common. One day, even, the standard. How and when these zero-emission vehicles are charged will be critical. With … Continue reading Time is not on their side: Utilities ill-prepared for EV demand, SEPA finds

#Pennsylvania proposal could bolster EV charging infrastructure

Pennsylvania proposal could bolster EV charging infrastructure – After nearly a year of study, Pennsylvania regulators have proposed new rules governing third party electric vehicle charging that are meant to bring certainty and clarity to the burgeoning industry. -The draft policy clarifies that third-party electric vehicle charging is not considered resale/redistribution, and directs electric distribution … Continue reading #Pennsylvania proposal could bolster EV charging infrastructure

Growing opportunity for startups in the Electric Utility Vehicles industry

Growing opportunity for startups in the Electric Utility Vehicles industry Questale released a detailed assessment of trends in Electric Utility Vehicles market. The research report includes diverse topics like total market size, key market drivers, challenges, growth opportunities, key players etc. We have also covered key market updates, the impact of regulations and technological updates … Continue reading Growing opportunity for startups in the Electric Utility Vehicles industry

Are Electric Vehicles a Threat to the Texas Electrical Grid?

Are Electric Vehicles a Threat to the Texas Electrical Grid? Electric vehicles (EVs) can be a strangely polarizing topic among conservatives. Lots of conservatives remain skeptical of EV technologies and dislike the fact that they receive government subsidies. At R Street, we of course share their opposition to technology-specific subsidies, including subsidies for EVs. However, … Continue reading Are Electric Vehicles a Threat to the Texas Electrical Grid?