The intersection of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) and the smart grid has prompted many partnerships, but none may create more impact than General Motors and General Electric getting together. Each company is evolving the communications platform in its relative domains to enable interaction with the other, which (more…)
A new iPhone application offers a ‘try before you buy’ simulation experience to those interested in electric vehicles.
The iEV application promises to show whether an electric car is able to fulfill the prospective driver’s mobility needs and the best type of vehicle to meet his or her specific driving needs. (more…)
The plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) arena will soon get more crowded as automakers Mitsubishi and Toyota are in the final stages of preparing to compete head on with the Nissan Leaf and the Chevrolet Volt in North America. While the new entrants are agreed that there is great enthusiasm for PEVs, their contrary (more…)
There is general industry agreement that electric vehicle charging needs to be smart enough to respond to the changing conditions on the grid (to limit the impact on the grid) and to changing prices (to maximize the savings of driving electric). The looming question that will help to shape the (more…)
Transportation is one of the major sources of greenhouse gas emissions, therefore switching from fossil to alternative fuel sources is an imperative. Many cities across the U.S. are getting ready for electric vehicles as part of the drive towards cleaner transport. Meanwhile some companies are (more…)
In the last decade, the United States have been continuing to decrease its dependence on fossil fuels by investing into clean technologies, including renewable energy and energy efficiency. Because of such, the United States has been able to make the country a lot healthier, decreasing fossil fuel usage, and (more…)