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China’s Energy Transition is Critical to the World’s Future
Despite a current trend toward protectionism in the U.S. and Europe, consulting firm DNV believes China will continue to be the world leader in manufacturing of green technology and EVs. This analysis by DNV makes it clear that if we want to understand where the world energy transition is going, we must keep our eyes on China.
The Nostalgia Niche May Help Make EVs Fun to Drive
In the late 2010s, several automobile manufacturers revived popular models and melded their classic styles with the newest technologies. Some of these retro vehicles showed up only as concept cars, and not all of them developed into production vehicles. But the trend is heating up, and we may see more EV versions of our classic favorites in 2024.
Are Electric Vehicles Cost-Effective to Drive?
A recent study by the consulting group Anderson Economic Group purported to show that it is more expensive to charge an electric vehicle (EV) than it is to fill an equivalent vehicle with gasoline. But many other research groups have concluded that the Anderson study is flawed, and that it is indeed cheaper to fuel an EV.
Will EVs Overwhelm Our Distribution Grid?
Electric Vehicles or EVs in the U.S. will more than triple in the next two years and will increase more than tenfold to 39.6 million vehicles by 2030. Given that each EV has an electric charging load of about 7 kW (compared to a typical house with a peak demand of 4 kW), the projections raise the question – can our grid manage this rapid load growth?
Electrified: A Path to Recovery for the Global Auto Industry
Auto consumers, it’s time for us to buckle up, because it’s about to become interesting in the electric vehicle market. Mainstream and niche automakers are unveiling their plans to compete in a space where adopting energy alternatives is the new norm.
The Five Pillars of Utility Engagement in the EV Space
Five pressing actions emerged as opportunities for utility engagement at the recent National Convening on Utilities and Electric Vehicles.
Are Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations a Utility Growth Opportunity?
The number of electric vehicles (EVs) on today's roadways is surging and so is the demand for a fast, efficient way to charge them. Utilities in developed economies are looking to electric vehicle charging as a source of new load growth.