30. March 2016 · Comments Off on EVCA: Pacific Gas and Electric proposal could use a makeover  · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The Electric Vehicle Charging Association (EVCA), a coalition of electric vehicle charging organizations and companies, is coming down hard on Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) for a recently submitted proposal to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). According to EVCA, the $654 million proposal to build 25,100 electric vehicle charging stations in PG&E territory asks for too broad a control over EV charging that will cost ratepayers, inhibit innovation, and limit customer choice. The CPUC has shut down the proposal.

Source: EVCA: Pacific Gas and Electric proposal could use a makeover – SmartGridNews

05. January 2015 · Comments Off on Electric Power Industries Expect 400% Growth In Annual EV Sales By 2023 · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The electric power industry expects a 400% growth in annual sales of plug-in electric vehicles by 2023, which may substantially increase electricity usage and peak demand in high adoption areas. Understanding customer charging patterns can help utilities anticipate future infrastructure changes that will be needed to handle large vehicle charging loads. Under OE’s Smart Grid Investment Grant (SGIG) program, six utilities evaluated operations and customer charging behaviors for in-home and public electric vehicle charging stations.

via Utilities Evaluate EV Charging Impacts And Customer Behaviors.

12. September 2014 · Comments Off on NV Energy recognizes value of EVs · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Through its Shared Investment Program, NV Energy has made great strides in promoting electric vehicles (EV), according to a new report issued by the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project (SWEEP). The utility developed its Shared Investment Program to improve range confidence and provided $500,000 to for new electric vehicle charging stations around the state — all funded as the result of customer demand and set up independent of any regulatory requirements.

via NV Energy recognizes value of EVs – FierceEnergy.

29. April 2014 · Comments Off on Maryland Introduces Highway Electric Vehicle Charging Stations · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Maryland will soon be installing a statewide network of “level 3? fast-charge electric vehicle charging stations along major highways, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler announced Thursday.

Maryland would be among the first eastern U.S. states to introduce level 3 stations — which can give electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids an 80 percent charge in less than 30 minutes — to highways, according to a news release.

via Maryland Introduces Highway Electric Vehicle Charging Stations « CBS DC.

11. February 2014 · Comments Off on NASCAR joins challenge to increase electric vehicle charging stations · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

NASCAR has joined the U.S. Department of Energy’s Workplace Charging Challenge, the motorsports sanctioning body announced Thursday at a meeting in Charlotte, N.C. with DOE officials and representatives from Sprint, who also joined the challenge and sponsor NASCAR’s Sprint Cup Series.

The challenge’s goal is to increase the number of U.S. employers offering workplace charging stations to help make plug-in electric and hybrid vehicles more affordable and convenient.

via NASCAR joins challenge to increase electric vehicle charging stations | News-JournalOnline.com.