Fleet owners are drawn to sustainability benefits and lower ownership costs Infrastructure and vehicle availability remain challenges
Attaining environmental benefits and lower cost of ownership are driving more commercial fleets to electrify, according to a UPS (NYSE: UPS) and GreenBiz study released today. In the “Curve Ahead: The Future of Fleet Electrification” report, industry leaders identify the main motivations and barriers to electrification, as well as strategies to move the commercial electric vehicle market from niche to mainstream.
Global standards will play key role in widening EV adoption among everyday drivers and business fleets
OVERLAND PARK, Kan., October 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Advancing standardized electric vehicle charging systems is crucial to widening EV adoption across the transportation value chain – from passenger drivers to public transit and enterprise-scale medium- and heavy-duty fleets. That’s why Black & Veatch, a market leader in the design and deployment of EV charging networks, has joined CharIN, the Charging Interface Initiative (CharIN e.V.), as a core member.
By Pawel Wroblewski, CFA Director, Portfolio Manager, ClearBridge Investments
Consensus expectations for electric vehicle (EV) sales have been – and remain – too low. The falling costs of rechargeable batteries promise to be increasingly disruptive to traditional internal combustion engine (ICE) platforms. With cheaper batteries, even traditional automakers can offer better EVs.
Employees at General Motors' Orion Assembly plant recently held a homecoming ceremony for a very special Chevrolet Bolt EV. Pun intended, this locally-built EV was charged with traveling cross-country as part of the New American Road Trip, an 11-day, nearly 4,000-mile journey from the San Francisco Global Climate Action Summit to New York’s annual Climate Week.
Energy provider works with General Motors to promote Smart Charging
JACKSON, Mich., September 26, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Consumers Energy yesterday announced plans to provide more electric vehicles for its employees -- a major step toward a clean energy future for Michigan.
Consumers Energy President and CEO Patti Poppe said yesterday morning that the company is now buying or leasing electric vehicles instead of purchasing new sedans that rely on gasoline. Poppe and an official from General Motors also announced the start of a pilot program to test smart charging for electric vehicle owners.
Energy Provider Also Works with General Motors to Promote Smart Charging
JACKSON, Mich., Sept. 26, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Consumers Energy has announced plans to provide more electric vehicles for its employees -- a major step toward a clean energy future for Michigan.
Consumers Energy President and CEO Patti Poppe said this morning that the company is now buying or leasing electric vehicles instead of purchasing new sedans that rely on gasoline. Poppe and an official from General Motors also announced the start of a pilot program to test smart charging for electric vehicle owners.
Driven by new tech and a growing commitment to sustainability, companies are managing more DER than in the past
Maturing technologies and a growing emphasis on energy efficiency and sustainability are leading organizations to manage more DER than in the past. Bolstered by more financial and mechanical flexibility behind the meter, companies are becoming increasingly energy independent and investing more in alternative generation, storage and energy efficiency.
SCE is partnering with Plug In America to help spread the word about incentives and the benefits of going electric.
“The primary difference I notice is acceleration, and how well it transitions from start to stop,” said Los Angeles resident Ken Braziel after test driving the Nissan Leaf and BMW i3. “And how quiet it is. It’s amazing.”
“I drive a zero-emissions car. It’s super fun to drive … I’ll never go back to a gas-powered engine,” said Nancy Dolan, whose electric vehicle lease is about to expire.
Grid modernization is gearing up, with several states leading the charge
Grid modernization is getting into gear across the country as electric utilities continue to work to automate distribution and smarten the grid. Buoyed by validating data, states such as California, New York, Illinois and Massachusetts are leading the way, providing blueprints for other regions to follow.