Much excitment in the motor industry is being generated about electric cars reaching the marketplace by the third quarter of 2010.
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The Future Promise of Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) Integration: A Sociotechnical Review and Research Agenda
Abstract Vehicle-grid integration (VGI) describes various approaches to link the electric power system and the transportation system in ways that may benefit both. VGI includes systems that treat plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) as controllable load with a unidirectional flow of electricity, such as “smart” or “controlled” charging or time-of-use (TOU) pricing. VGI typically encompasses vehicle-to-grid (V2G), a more technically advanced vision with bidirectional flow of electricity...
Smart Electric Vehicle Charging Saves City Money - Case Study
Challenge Located between San Francisco and Sacramento, the City of Benicia is an ideal place for electric vehicle (EV) drivers to stop and charge should their cars be low on range. However, the city’s existing infrastructure took four-to-six hours to fully charge a vehicle. In an effort to provide a better option for commuters, and draw additional visitors to Benicia’s vibrant downtown area, the City of Benicia sought to install a Level III DC fast charger, which takes just 20 minutes to top off...
How to accelerate the deployment of electric vehicles in Canada
Currently, there are close to 18,500 electric vehicles (EVs) on the road in Canada, 5 years after they were introduced to market. Still, Canada has half the number of EVs per inhabitant compared with the United States. For Electric Mobility Canada (EMC), it is time to establish a strong national policy to bring EVs from an early adopter’s market to a mass market in Canada. This is the conclusion of the National Roadmap for Accelerating the Deployment of Electric Vehicles in Canada, released this week by...
Are self-driving vehicles good for the environment?
Autonomous transportation has lots of advantages. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions could be one of them. Can autonomous cars be a boon for the environment? The transportation sector is the second largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the United States, accounting for 27 percent of the harmful gases emitted into the atmosphere, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. On the road, cars in the U.S. guzzle about 2 billion barrels of oil each year. Research results, some of which are rooted...
Prospective time‐resolved LCA of fully electric supercap vehicles in Germany
The ongoing transition of the German electricity supply toward a higher share of renewable and sustainable energy sources, called Energiewende in German, has led to dynamic changes in the environmental impact of electricity over the last few years. Prominent scenario studies predict that comparable dynamics will continue in the coming decades, which will further improve the environmental performance of Germany's electricity supply. Life cycle assessment (LCA) is the methodology commonly used to evaluate environment...