10. June 2016 · Comments Off on KIA Motors America provides electric vehicles to the Advanced Power and Energy Program at The University of California, Irvine – Automotive World · Categories: News · Tags: ,

Kia Motors America (KMA) and Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc. today announced an expanded partnership with the Advanced Power and Energy Program (APE

Source: KIA Motors America provides electric vehicles to the Advanced Power and Energy Program at The University of California, Irvine – Automotive World

15. April 2016 · Comments Off on More than a number: What 200k EVs mean for California · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

As Tesla prepares to unveil its Model 3 electric vehicles, new data from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) shows that the 200,000 sales milestone for electric vehicles in California is more than just a number, making a real difference for the state. The research attributes continued policy leadership by the California Air Resources Board and a proliferation of new vehicle models to growing EV sales.

Source: More than a number: What 200k EVs mean for California – SmartGridNews

31. March 2016 · Comments Off on Smart Grid Optimization Solutions Market in Americas to Grow at a CAGR of 16.1% Till 2019  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Smart grid optimization solutions have a wide array of advances that give utilities and grid operators to digital control a power delivery network. Although the concept of network optimization is simple, the practice is complex because it involves multiple variables and compensations. Rising demand, lack of predictability of renewable resource generation, volatile energy costs, and the emergence of electric vehicles are the factors that affect network stability. Utilities have to predict and diagnose potential problems and take decisions to provide high-quality and reliable services. Grid Optimization is an umbrella term that refers to improvements in three main areas: – System reliability – Operational Efciency – Asset utilization and protection

Source: Smart Grid Optimization Solutions Market in Americas to Grow at a CAGR of 16.1% Till 2019 – Press Release – Digital Journal

15. January 2016 · Comments Off on Energy storage on tap for autos in 2016 · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The automotive industry, like the power sector, is under intense pressure to lower emissions and increase efficiency. What will this mean for electric vehicles? Over the next decade, auto manufacturers will need to meet aggressive fuel efficiency targets — 54.5 miles per gallon (mpg) in the U.S. 95 grams of carbon dioxide emission per kilometer in Europe. While advanced technologies like all-electric vehicles, super-light carbon fiber composites, and hydrogen fuel cells will all be available, Lux Research predicts that micro-hybrids will provide the most economical route to meeting 2025 targets.

Source: Energy storage on tap for autos in 2016 – SmartGridNews

17. December 2015 · Comments Off on Nissan ‘Vehicle2Grid’ solution could allow electric cars to power your home · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Known as Vehicle-to-Grid, the process will see the energy used to charge up your auto can then be redistributed back into other areas, essentially turning your motor into a rolling energy hub. “We’ve been doing it longer than anyone else, we’ve sold more than anyone else and we’ve got plans for the future that are more credible than anyone else”, Nissan’s Europe chairman Paul Wilcox said in a statement to Automotive World. It ultimately means that electric vehicles can now become a fully integrated part of our national electricity system right across Europe. This is why today’s announcement is so important – it’s the first step towards a truly integrated automotive energy eco-system. As the energy and automotive sectors converge, and as we look forward to an ever electric future, the opportunities for enhanced energy management have never been stronger.

Source: Nissan ‘Vehicle2Grid’ solution could allow electric cars to power your home