News Flash: Gas-Powered Cars Use Electricity Too

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2022 21:44:39 +0000

A favorite trope of the “Don’t get me wrong, I love EVs, but…” crowd is the idea that widespread EV adoption will cause the electrical grid to “crash.” Those who follow the industry understand that this concern is overblown, to say the least. Simply scheduling charging for times of low demand (smart charging) can greatly […]

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USA’s 1st Vehicle-To-Grid Export Rate For Commercial Electric Vehicles

Credit to Author: Tim Tyler| Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2022 00:21:11 +0000

A groundbreaking settlement agreement between Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and the Vehicle-Grid Integration Council (VGIC), Electrify America LLC, and the Public Advocates Office at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The settlement approves the establishment of the nation’s first “vehicle-to-grid” (V2G) export compensation mechanism for commercial electric vehicle (EV) charging customers in its […]

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Electric School Buses Could Be “Mobile Batteries” During Blackouts

Credit to Author: Tim Tyler| Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2022 05:23:28 +0000

The Biden administration under a new federal program is awarding grants to school districts all over the country. The grants will reach over 400 school districts spanning all 50 states and Washington, D.C., along with several tribes and U.S. territories. The school districts are slated to receive roughly a total of $1 billion in grants […]

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How Electric Vehicles May Be Able To Provide Backup Power For Homes

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Fri, 28 Oct 2022 05:00:51 +0000

One legacy automaker is set to pilot a project to use electric vehicles as backup power sources for homes. While Tesla has yet to delve into this specific area, the automaker’s other energy operations have been popular new energy solutions, but it’s another company that hopes to create a lot more small power plants out […]

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Want Energy Resilience? Invest Locally In Community Solar, Rooftop Solar, Heat Pumps, EVs

Credit to Author: RMI| Date: Sun, 09 Oct 2022 23:00:46 +0000

Communities looking to build resilience in the face of worsening climate disasters will soon have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to better prepare themselves via new federal funding and incentives.

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A Nissan LEAF Can Power Your Home With This New Charger

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sat, 10 Sep 2022 03:50:43 +0000

As long as I’ve been reading and writing about electric vehicles, people have been eager to see electric vehicles power homes and grids (instead of just grids and homes powering electric cars). There are reasons why this vehicle-to-grid technology is not commonplace across the electric vehicle market, and I’ll get back to that in a […]

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Biden–Harris Admin Launches $10.5 Billion Investment to Strengthen America’s Electric Grid

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2022 03:57:22 +0000

Tesla MegapackDOE Seeks Public Feedback on President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s Grid Resilience Innovation Programs that Enhance the Power Grid’s Ability to Deliver Cheaper, Cleaner Energy to American Communities

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